Trainings in Uganda, Nigeria and Mozambique, IWA's Water and Development Congress and Exhibition, and upcoming trainings in Mexico, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and Panama.
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Training on Mainstreaming Water Security and Climate Resilience in Kampala, Uganda

This training was arranged by GWP East Africa and Nile IWRM Net in Kampala, Uganda from 28th September to 2nd October 2015. The purpose of the training was to provide participants with background information on climate change and the need for adaptation as well as practical, step-by-step guidance on how governments, national and local actors can mainstream climate change adaptation into national and sector development planning as part of broader mainstreaming efforts. Read more about the training on our website:

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5 Days Training Workshop on Climate Change Resilience in Nigeria

The training course on Climate Change Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation was arranged by WA-Net from 5th to 9th October, 2015 at the Conference hall of Water Suite Kaduna, Nigeria. The course provided the participants with a broad view of the climate change processes and impacts. The workshop also covered adoption and evaluation of immediate, short and long range environmen­tal, economical and institutional measures, in order to improve decision-making for meeting the challenges of climate change on water supply and sanitation.

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Cap-Net UNDP Attends IWA's Water and Development Congress and Exhibition


Cap-Net UNDP’s Capacity Development Analyst Yasmina Rais el Fenni attended the IWA Congress for Water Security and Sustainable Development. She was part of the panel at the ‘Workshop on Monitoring Capacity Development’ Session where she presented Monitoring impact of Cap-Net's Capacity Development including:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (MELP) revamped – global: Experiences and developments over the past years, and how the changes in the Cap-Net monitoring tools have improved response rates and reporting.
  • Standardization of Monitoring and Evaluation – AWARENET – regional: AWARENET issues standard questions via survey monkey to evaluate courses and their impacts immediately and 10 months later, capturing impacts on governance.
  • Improvements and challenges: Shared experiences and tangible improvements as well as challenges to monitoring something like capacity development which goes beyond the number of people trained, but where the spillover effect which has significant impact remains a challenge. 
The full programme for the conference information can be found here:

Upcoming Trainings

A Training of Trainers on Sanitation and Water, jointly organized by Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) and Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) will be held on 23 - 25 November 2015. The workshop primarily targets university students in Science and Engineering disciplines and young professionals from sanitation and water industries with some background in capacity building and research, and aims at providing and sharing sound technical fundamentals of proper sanitation and waste water management. The workshop consists of short lectures and a field visit to a sewage treatment plant.
A capacity building training to strengthen CSOs in South Asia will be arranged from 25th to 27th November in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The training aims to review current processes and develop capacity of CSOs on policy analysis, budget tracking and advocacy for improved collaboration and networking in South Asia. The Training is organized in partnership with Center for Environmental Justice (CEJ), Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), and South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) and supported by Cap-Net, UNICEF and End Water Poverty, WaterAid. 
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A regional capacity development activity arranged by REDICA will be held in Panama City, Panama, 11th to 13th of November. It is a three-day practical workshop beginning with IWRM principles and general aspects of sanitation on the first day, as well as the identification of stakeholders and a variety of tools to be used in planning and technology. Sanitation will be viewed from a sustainability standpoint and participants will learn about the different systems available. We will have participants from every country in our network and we are looking forward to sharing local experiences and hearing from the participants' standpoint. 
A training course on Integrity and Transparency in Water Management will be arranged between 3rd and 6th of November in Monterrey, Mexico by REMERH Cap-Net-Mex. The training will focus on creating integrity and accountability in water management in Mexico and to use public accountability and management indicators to improve water services. The training will cover the topics of water governance and institutions, corruption in the water sector, how to identify corruption risks, laws, instruments and institutions and integrity in IWRM planning and implementation. 

Training Course on IWRM in Nigeria


The training course on IWRM was organized by National Water Resources Institute from 19th-22nd October 2015. The training was organized for staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and National Water Resources Institute. Thirty-five participants took part in the training course: twenty from the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, ten from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and five from National Water Resources Institute.

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Training on strategic implementation of IWRM at RBO level in Maputo, Mozambique from 12-15 October

This training was conducted by WaterNet in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering at Eduardo Mondlane University and the Aquashare Association. The training presented methodological approaches based on the Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) theory for the support of technicians and policy decision-makers in the design of strategic plans for IWRM implementation at river basin level. It evaluated the progress of the RBOs in the implementation of the IWRM through water resources management indicators. Furthermore, the training aimed to equip the RBOs with tools to self-evaluate their performance through the application of a set of globally accepted water resources management indicators, as well as support them to prioritize activities at river basin level.

For more information, contact Dr. Jordi Gallego-Ayala

Sustainable Water Resources Management Workshop in Indonesia

Climate change and the hydrological variability of water’s distribution and occurrence are natural driving forces that, when combined with the pressures from economic growth and major population change, make the sustainable development of our water resources a challenge. The Sustainable Water Resource Management program, arranged by CKNet Indonesia, is a 4-day workshop, where concepts, methodologies and case study are presented. The goal of this workshop is to strengthen the participants’ knowledge on the importance of Sustainable Water Resources Management in planning and implementation water resources management. Principles at national, regional and river basin levels. In addition, a review of impact based training concepts will be provided to enhance management of the learning process in training programmes to arrive at improved training programmes focused on impact on the water sector.
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Water Channel Video of the Month

Will Marshall: Tiny satellites that photograph the entire planet, every day

In this TED talk, Will Marshall, CEO of Planet Labs talks about an initiative to make satellites cheaper and compacter in order to make frequent images of our planet. Together with his team he has produced the smallest satellites ever. The main goal is to democratize the information which produced by satellites, to make it accessible for every citizen of this world.  The satellite images can be used to help, for instance, developing countries with battling climate change, but also to check waterbodies on a daily basis in order to improve water security. The images of Planet labs can help to provide more than one hundred, even more than thousand solutions to accurate problems around the globe. 

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