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August 2016 Newsletter

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Three New Training Manuals Released

Training Course on Groundwater Management in River Basin Organisations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Open: Online Course on Gender Mainstreaming in IWRM

Online Course: Introduction to Statistics Applied to Socio-economic Aspects of IWRM

UNEP-DHI Water Webinar Series: Approaching the SDGs through Innovation in Water Management

Olympics Shed Light on Rio's Water Pollution Problems

TheWaterChannel Video of The Month

Three New Training Manuals Released

At Cap-Net UNDP we are happy to share three newly released training manuals. The manuals cover Water Pollution Management, Ecosystem Function and Services, and Earth Observation. The manuals, which have included collaboration with many partners including UNEP, UNESCO HDI, SCaN, Cap-Net Brasil and Cap-Net Lanka among others, are available free of charge from Cap-Net's website. Have a look by clicking below:

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Training Course on Groundwater Management in River Basin Organisations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

AGW-Net together with its partners and sponsors, Cap Net, IWMI, GRIPP, BGR and UNESCO, implemented a one-day course on Wednesday 20th July 2016 on Groundwater Management in River Basin Organizations during the Africa Water Week held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Application Open: Online Course on Gender Mainstreaming in IWRM

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Online Course: Introduction to Statistics Applied to Socio-economic Aspects of IWRM

This course was delivered to 15 professionals through Cap-Net’s Virtual Campus from May 30 to July 8, 2016. The course was organized by INA-CELA as part of the Training Program on “Economic and Financial Instruments for IWRM”. Through the use of statistical techniques, the course aimed at training participants in the analysis and interpretation of data associated with water resources socio-economic variables.

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UNEP-DHI Water Webinar Series: Approaching the SDGs through Innovation in Water Management

UNEP-DHI Partnership in collaboration with THE ACADEMY by DHI is hosting a series of webinars focusing on innovative approaches in water management, relevant to closing the gap on targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and specifically the SDG6 on Water and Sanitation. Session 2, focusing on the needs towards building capacity for SDG6 and the current challenges in using traditional capacity building approaches, is now open for registration. To read more and register, click below:
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Olympics Shed Light on Rio's Water Pollution Problems

Prior to the Olympics media worldwide has been focusing its attention on the polluted waters outside of Rio de Janeiro. The World Health Organisation has issued a warning for athletes to "minimise their time in the water and avoid going in the water after heavy rainfall if possible.” For the people living in Rio these issues are however well known since long before the Olympics. Earlier this year members of the Cap-Net secretariat volunteered with the Mar Urbano initiative to show the level and type of waste currently polluting the Guanabara Bay. Have a look at the clean-up and the kind of rubbish that can be found by clicking below:
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TheWaterChannel Video of The Month

SPaRC’ing a Revolution
The use of solar panels to power irrigation pumps in India has trebled in recent years. While providing a cleaner energy source than diesel pumps, this “free” energy could lead to unsustainable groundwater extraction. By giving farmers the opportunity to sell excess solar electricity back to the grid under a scheme called SPaRC, IWMI (International Water Management Institute) experts hope it will encourage them to pump only the water they need. 

The buy-back scheme could also protect farm incomes in the event of crop failure, and if adopted widely, help relieve pressure on the state’s overburdened electricity board. This project is supported by the CGIAR Research Programs on Water, Land and Ecosystems and Climate Change and Food Security.
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