Latest news: With UNDP Cap-Net, WaterLex Helps Develop and Teach a New Online Course on a Human Rights-Based Approach to IWRM

Recent news: WaterLex and UNDP to Launch Manual on a Human Rights-Based Approach to IWRM at World Water Week in Stockholm 2015

Recent news: First-Ever ‘Training of Trainers’ on a Human Rights Approach to Integrated Water Resources Management Takes Place in Costa Rica

Recent news: In Rio Meeting, WaterLex and Cap-Net Advance Draft Manual for Human-Rights-Based Approach to IWRM

In November 2013 WaterLex partnered with the UN Development Programme’s Capacity Development in Sustainable Water Management (UNDP Cap-Net), which hosts a training platform  in the field of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM: a river-basin-management method balancing needs for water among settlements, domestic uses, agriculture, mining, industry, tourism and recreation, and environmental conservation).

The goal of the partnership is to develop, test and roll out capacity-building materials on a human-rights-based approach to water governance. The partnership engages relevant work of other Cap-Net partners (e.g., the Stockholm International Water Institute and Red Centroamericana de Instituciones de Ingeniería, or REDICA) to create training modules and handbooks. Particular goals are to develop, test and adapt a manual on a HRBA to IWRM to regional needs, and to prepare a French-language version of WaterLex’s Toolkit on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation.

The manual drafting team met in  June 2014, at Cap-Net in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to discuss the work, and the manual is being finalised during the first few months of 2015. It will be transformed into an online course with a view to delivering training sessions for water policy makers and practitioners in the nine countries of the Congo River Basin, as well as local training sessions in Harare, Zimbabwe; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Lilongwe, Malawi. The online course will also be incorporated in IWRM Masters programmes in Argentina.

Photo above: From left, Jenny Gronwall (Stockholm International Water Institute), Tobias Schmitz (WaterLex), Ivan Pavlevitch (CapNet), Indika Gunawardana (CapNet), and Lilliana Arrieta (REDICA).

 

From left, Themba Gumbo, director of CapNet; Tobias Schmitz, operations director for WaterLex; Ivan Pavlevitch (CapNet); Lilliana Arrieta (REDICA); Indika Gunawardana (CapNet); and Jenny Gronwall (SIWI).

From left, Themba Gumbo, director of CapNet; Tobias Schmitz, operations director for WaterLex; Ivan Pavlevitch (CapNet); Lilliana Arrieta (REDICA); Indika Gunawardana (CapNet); and Jenny Gronwall (SIWI).