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March 2016 Newsletter

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E-Learning Series on Water Integrity for Arab Countries Arranged by AWARENET on the Cap-Net Virtual Campus

The first e-learning session was held 23rd February 2016 using the Cap-Net Virtual Campus. The series is jointly organized by AWARENET, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network, a Cap-Net Regional Network for Capacity Development in Sustainable Water Management hosted by UN ESCWA, in cooperation with the UNDP Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute SIWI and Cap-Net UNDP. It is designed for professionals in the water and environmental sectors in Arab countries interested to learn about approaches to addresses the challenges related to water integrity.

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Essay Competition on Sustainable Water Conservation Techniques

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LA-WETnet and National Water Agency in Peru sign MOU for capacity development

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Regional Masters Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management Launched in Zimbabwe and Tanzania

The Regional Masters Degree Programme in IWRM is a central activity of WaterNet . This year, twenty candidates from the SADC region were admitted to the MSc in IWRM program with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and College of Engineering at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) for the 2016/17 academic year. All the 20 candidates are being sponsored through the WaterNet Fellowship Fund.

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Four Upcoming Courses on IWRM with Arg Cap-Net

Four courses will be arranged by Arg Cap-Net in the first half of 2016 within the framework of the fourth edition of the Master of Integrated Water Resources, developed by the National Universities of the Litoral, Córdoba and Cuyo. These courses are aimed at a broad spectrum of professionals, including journalists, biologists, lawyers, economists, who wish to obtain transverse knowledge of water from an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) perspective.

More information can be found here


Upcoming Training on Drought Risk Management in Kenya


Water Capacity Building Network (WaterCap) will arrange a training programme on drought risk management practices within the framework of capacity building in integrated water resources management. The training will be held from the 4th to 8th of April 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, and will be arranged together with Moi University and University of Leuven. 

For more information, please contact Wangai Ndirangu.
 


Upcoming Training on International Water Law in Africa

WaterNet will be sponsoring a selected number of participants for the upcoming training on International Water Law in Africa to be held in Kampala Uganda, 5 – 12 June 2012. The training will be co-hosted by the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa, The University of Dundee, (UK), Makerere University (Uganda), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Network for Basin Organizations (ANBO).

More information can be found here.


Training of Trainers on Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

A training of trainers (ToT) workshop on Conflict Resolution and Negotiation for IWRM will be arranged at the University of West Indies, Port of Spain, Trinidad, between 15th and 19th of February 2016. The training will be delivered by Larry Swatuk, and will be based on his co-authored training manual financed and published under the auspices of Cap-Net.

For more information, please contact Jacob Opadeyi.

Preparation for the 17th WaterNet Symposium Underway

Preparations for the 17th WaterNet Symposium are currently ongoing. The event will be held in Gaborone, Botswana from the 26th – 28th of October 2016 at the Gaborone International Convention Centre. The theme for this year’s symposium is Integrated Water Resources Management: Water Security, Sustainability and Development in Eastern and Africa Southern. The Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana is the lead institute.

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Video of the Month: Water Integrity for Arab Countries - Webinar

This webinar on Water Integrity for Arab countries is designed for professionals in the water and environmental sectors interested to learn about approaches to addresses the challenges related to water integrity.
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