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August 2018 Newsletter

  1. Cap-Net Annual Report 2017.
     
  2. New Online Courses in English and Spanish by Cap-Net Virtual Campus.
     
  3. Regional Workshop on ‘Leadership and Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Water Research’ – 23rd August to 5th September 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal.
     
  4. Workshop on Water Supply and Sanitation - August 2018, Dominican Republic.
     
  5. A Course on Micrometering of Drinking Water – September 2018, Santa Fe, Argentina.
     
  6. Training of Trainers (ToT) on Water Safety Plan 2018 3rd to 4th July 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
     
  7. Capacity development of the farmer leaders in medium/ major irrigation schemes; empowering them on participatory decision making – 25th June 2018, Uyilankulam, Sri Lanka.
     
  8. Meeting with Visiting Foreign WASH Team – 17 July 2018, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Sri Lanka.
     
  9. "Tailored stakeholder engagement essential for future sustainability" by IWLearn.
     
  10. "A repository of knowledge on water related issues" by IWLearn.
     
  11. Video of the Month: "Social Water Productivity"?

Cap-Net Annual Report 2017

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New Online Courses in English and Spanish by Cap-Net Virtual Campus.

English Courses:

  1. Water Education for Sustainability (Date: 3rd September to 19th October 2018)
  2. Water Integrity: Principles and Concepts (Date: 1st October to 16th November 2018)
  3. Delta Planning and Management (Date: 1st October to 16th November 2018)
  4. Unpacking the Opportunities of Integrated Urban Water Management for Sustainable Cities (Date: 1st October to 16th November 2018)
Deadline of Application: 14th September 2018
 

Cursos de español:

  1. Gobernanza del Agua en América Latina y el Caribe (Fecha: 1 de octubre - 16 de noviembre, 2018) - (Fecha límite para aplicar: Viernes, 14 de septiembre, 2018)
  2. Elementos Clave para el Diseño y Sostenibilidad de Fondos de Agua (Fecha: 3 de septiembre - 19 de octubre, 2018) - (Fecha límite para aplicar: Viernes, 17 de agosto, 2018)
  3. Agua y Mujeres (Fecha: 20 de agosto - 21 de septiembre, 2018) - (Fecha límite para aplicar: Lunes, 6 de agosto, 2018)
Visit the Virtual Campus Website for More Information
Visite el sitio web del campus virtual para obtener más información


Regional Workshop on ‘Leadership and Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Water Research’ – 23rd August to 5th September 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal. 

A Regional workshop on ‘Leadership and research methods for interdisciplinary water research’ will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from August 23rd to 5th September 2018. The workshop is part of the South Asian Water (SAWA) Leadership Programme on Climate Change, a fellowship project funded by IDRC and coordinated by SaciWATERs. The aim of the workshop is to train the SAWA fellows in the application of research methods that include gender and social approaches, in leadership skills development through activities such as team-building sessions, communication skills, application of negotiations and conflict resolution in the field. The participants of the workshop are the awardees of the SAWA Fellowship who are pursuing Masters in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in four institutions in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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Workshop on Water Supply and Sanitation - August 2018, Dominican Republic.

A workshop on Water Supply and Sanition will take place in the month of August 2018 in Dominican Republic. This workshop is a partnership between REDICA, Universidad Agroforestal Fernando Arturo de Meriño, REDAR and SOCOSADA.

The workshop aims to analyses the local situation and to share the knowledge, policies and practices in terms of IWRM; and discuss the ways to enhance local people participation and local authorities in sustainable water management and development. In addition, the workshop will have especial emphasis on women and girls needs and rights.

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A Course on Micrometering of Drinking Water – September 2018, Santa Fe, Argentina.

A course on Micrometering of Drinking Water will take place in the Faculty of Engineering and Water Sciences of the National University of the Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina in the month of September. To be taught in Spanish, this course is targeted at personnel linked to providers of drinking water services; government officials; university professionals; advanced students of engineering and economic sciences.

This course is a collaboration between National University of the Litoral (UNL) and ArgCap-Net.

Visit the Arg Cap-Net Website for More Information (in Spanish)


Training of Trainers (ToT) on Water Safety Plan 2018
3rd to 4th July 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) has organised and conducted the first in a series of courses for Water Safety Plan (WSP) from 3rd to 4th of July 2018. In collaboration with Specialists from the Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Universiti Malaya, Akademi Sains Malaysia and Asia Pacific Environmental Consultants (ASPEC), with support from Cap-Net UNDP, the ToT Course took place held at the Indah Water Training Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a total 30 participants who were mainly from water agencies nationwide.

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Capacity development of the farmer leaders in medium/major irrigation schemes; empowering them on participatory decision making – 25th June 2018, Uyilankulam, Sri Lanka.

The first training programme for 2018, capacity development of the farmer leaders in medium/major irrigation schemes was conducted in Farmer Training/Meeting Centre, Uyilankulam, Mannar District in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka on the 25thJune 2018.

The main partners of the programme were Irrigation Department, Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Development, Sri Lanka Water Partnership and Irrigation Management Division/Ministry of Irrigation. A total of 66 participants including farmer organization leaders, agency staff of minor/major schemes, consultants attended the programme.

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Meeting with Visiting Foreign WASH Team – 17 July 2018, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Sri Lanka.

Drs. Shanon Marques, Vice Provost, Drexel University, Philadelpia, Emmanuel Opong, Regional Director of World Vision International (WASH) and Ms. Dhammika Peiris, Technical Advisor (WASH), World Vision Lanka visited the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA) on the 17thof July 2018 to discuss the possibility of having joint training and research programs with Cap-Net Lanka at PGIA.  The Director/PGI, relevant senior academics and postgraduate students of IWRM participated in the discussion coordinated by Country Coordinator/Cap-Net Lanka 
 
At the end of the meeting, an agreement has been reached to look into the possibility for PGIA and Drexel University to enter into an MOU which will involve Cap-Net Lanka and World Vision Lanka as collaborators.

Contact the Cap-Net Lanka for More Information


"Tailored stakeholder engagement essential for future sustainability" by IWLearn.

Climate change will continue to be a major concern of this century impacting stakeholders within transboundary basins. As future initiatives, projects or programmes are developed, stakeholders affected should have a voice in the design and implementation, as initiatives, projects or programmes ultimately influence their planning to address climate change impacts.

This article is about Flood and Drought Management Tools (FDMT) project (http://fdmt.iwlearn.org/) is unique in that it has been specifically designed to support the Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) develop technical tools to incorporate impacts of climatic variability and change into planning across scales from transboundary to local planning with, for example, basin authorities and water utilities.

The engagement of stakeholders during the implementation of projects helped to address these critical challenges. 

To read the full experience note on tailored stakeholder engagement as experienced through the FDMT project, visit this website.

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"A repository of knowledge on water related issues" by IWLearn.

Knowledge portals are one way of actively sharing information – they often are comprised of organized information, knowledge networks and communities, discussion forums and collaborative work-spaces, to better encourage and transfer a more spontaneous exchange of tacit knowledge. In this article,

IWLearn shares on the The Flood and Drought Portal which provides a set of online tools to better integrate climate information into planning across scales. In addition, The Knowledge Exchange Portal is also shared which supports the Flood and Drought portal, helps answer questions and exchange information through a virtual space.

The Flood and Drought Management Tools (FDMT) project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) and implemented by UN Environment (UNEP), with DHI and the International Water Association (IWA) as the executing agencies. The project is developing online technical applications to support planning from the transboundary basin to water utility level by including better information on floods and droughts. The project is being implemented from 2014 – 2018, with 3 pilot basins (Volta, Lake Victoria and Chao Phraya) participating in development and testing of the methodology and technical applications.
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Video of the Month: "Social Water Productivity"

In agriculture, Water Productivity equals the amount of socio-economic benefits created per unit of water consumed. Different involved stakeholders along the value chain, receive different amounts of the generated value. The concept "Social Water Productivity" looks at how equitable the distribution is of generated of agricultural output per water unit. It could be used as parameter for water allocation.

This video illustrates this with an example of growing asparagus in Peru.

More info: http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/dossiers/water-productivity
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Year: 2018
Language: English
Region: Global

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