The Central Asian Regional Water Network (CAR@WAN) has been cooperating with its partners in the sphere of sustainable management of water resources in Central Asia for 5 years! Therefore, the Central Asian Regional Water Network (CAR@WAN), would like to congratulate and thank its partners and stakeholders with the network’s 5th anniversary and contribution into the implementation of projects in the area of water resources in Central Asia!
To date, more than 15 projects in the area of environmental education, adaptation to climate change, and capacity building in water resources management have been implemented in Central Asia with the members of the network. More than 7 training modules have been developed for targeted audiences and more than 10 activities have been held during this time. Today, there are more than 200 individual members of CAR@WAN Network and more than 10 legal entities which have signed memorandums of cooperation.
During the last 5 years, CAR@WAN network has published over 1,500 news and newsletters for its members. CAR@WAN network does not stop at the achieved results and intends to expand its horizons and implement important projects in the area of water resources management in Central Asia together with the members of CAR@WAN Network.
CAR@WAN would like to continue its cooperation and welcome new members to the network.
Drought Risk Reduction Workshop – 24 to 27 October, 2017, Trinidad and Tobago.
Caribbean WaterNet in partnership with Cap-Net UNDP, hosted the Drought Risk Reduction Workshop in collaboration with the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) at the Chaguanas Campus from 24 to 27 October 2017. The aim of the workshop was to sensitise and provide industry professionals with the information and tools to build management capacity of participants regarding water resources.
The Drought Risk Management Workshop was relevant and appropriate as Trinidad and Tobago was put on drought watch by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in 2016. In the same year, drought warnings were issued by the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology (CIMH). The year 2015 was recorded as the driest year on record for the Eastern Caribbean. As such, these occurrences indicated a need for a proactive approach to deal with the increasing possibility of droughts, the associated risks and appropriate methods of alleviation.