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Summary of the World Water Week, new manuals from Cap-Net, MELP training, Cap-Net on Twitter, SCaN call for proposal, and Cap-Net welcoming two new Network Attachments.
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Cap-Net @ World Water Week

Cap-Net @ World Water Week 2015

Towards the Sustainable Development Goals 

The 25th edition of the World Water Week took place between August 23 and 28 in Stockholm. Under the theme “Water for Development”, the meeting was the annual focal point for global water issues. In many sessions, workshops and seminars, particular attention went to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and especially to Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
 
Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries came to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.
 
Cap-Net had a significant presence with active participation in various sessions, events, working meetings, and permanent display of information at the UNDP stand. For the summary of Cap-Net's activities during the week, please follow this link:
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Two New Manuals from Cap-Net Released

Human Rights-Based Approach to Integrated Water Resource Management

A new manual from Cap-Net brings together two fields that, until recently, have been separate: human rights and integrated water resources management (IWRM). 

The manual introduces human rights and IWRM to the reader, progressively integrating them into a single approach that has been dubbed a ‘human rights-based approach (HRBA) to integrated water resources management’. 

Please note that this version still is a draft version.

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Drought Risk Reduction in Integrated Water Resource Management

Drought is a growing threat to many people and economies in both developing and developed countries, with characteristics differing considerably across the world. 

This manual aims to reduce the impact of droughts by enhancing knowledge and skills in drought risk reduction practices at community, national, sub-regional and regional levels.

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Cap-Net UNDP on Twitter

Cap-Net is now on Twitter. Keep track of the latest updates from us and other water-related news by following us here:
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Cap-Net UNDP Welcomes Ms. Nicole Furse from Brazil

Cap-Net UNDP would like to welcome its student intern, Ms. Nicole Furse from Brazil. She is an International Relations undergraduate student from Rio de Janeiro’s IBMEC. 
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Call for Proposal from SCaN

SCaN would like to invite proposals from Network partners along with detailed budget and activity timeframe to be conducted in 2016. 
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Cap-Net UNDP Welcomes Mr. Erick Akivaga from Kenya

Cap-Net UNDP would like to welcome its new attachment, Mr. Erick Akivaga from Kenya. Erick has a M.Sc. in Water Engineering and a B.Sc. in civil Engineering from Moi University.
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MyCDNet MELP Training Part II

 

On the 12th August 2015, members of MyCDNet participated in a MELP (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan) training programme provided by Mr Lai Chee Hui, a Master of Research student at the School of Humanities at USM. He has recently completed and returned from a 3-month foray as Network Attachment with Cap-Net. This training programme was carries out in Indah Water Technical Training Centre. 
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Training Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka

18-22nd September 2015, Killinochchi

 
There are emerging problems associated with water resources planning, development and management in the Northern Province with the accelerated development work after the end of conflict. Integrated water resources management is one of the approaches in order to address these complex issues.

In this context, it is vital to impart this new knowledge to those who are working in the water and associated sectors in the Northern Province. With this objective, a five day residential training programe is jointly organized by the Faculties of Engineering and Agriculture of University of Jaffna and Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.

The training programme is sponsored by the CapNet-Lanka and WASO Project funded by Norway.

For more information, please contact Nimal Gunawardena.

Water Channel Video of the Month

In India’s resource-rich Meghalaya State, demand for coal is transforming the environment and the people who depend on it. Coal mine owners are prospering from booming production, but few laws regulate the dangerous and polluting practice known as “rat-hole” mining. Until now.

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