About this Course
The long term goal of the course is contributing to improved performance of the global water sector in Integrated and Adaptive Planning and Management of Urban Delta Areas.
The main Objective of the Course is to increase capacity of water professionals in Planning and Management of Delta areas in an Integrated way, taking River Basin and Coastal Zone linkages into considerations.
Specific Objectives of the course are developing capacities of water professionals in
- Identify the complex issues (wicked problems) in physical, social, environmental and governmental systems in delta areas, with especially related to planning and management of urban deltas;
- Understanding these issues to enable integrated decisions in future interventions in these areas;
- Identifying the vulnerability of Delta areas to the impact of future climate changes;
- Scenario Planning of Delta Areas with special attention to expected Climate Change impacts;
- Adaptive Planning and Management (short- and long-term planning options);
- Strategic Planning based on agreed and shared visions with the most relevant stakeholders on the future development of the delta areas;
- Understanding and dealing with uncertainties in scenario planning and management;
- Understanding institutions and governance issues in Delta planning and management.
The course is structured by modules. Each module will run for tens days, during which course participants must read basic contents and participate in suggested activities.
In all modules, participants are expected to:
- Read basic contents
- Participate in the modules´ forum
- Prepare an individual exercise
- Respond a set of multiple choice questions
- Optional: Attend a webinar
Participants will also have access to recommended readings, videos, and suggested websites.
Participants expected dedication and certification
Participants are expected to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per week to the course. This time dedication should be enough to review compulsory readings and participate in all activities (forums, assignments, multiple choices). Participants who wish to read suggested readings and related videos will require a bit more time.
Participants who submit assignments, answer quizzes and participate along the various forums will receive a certificated granted by the course organisers.
BSc. Degree in Structural Engineering (1970), MSc. Degree in Hydraulic & Geotechnical Engineering (1980) Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Executive Certificate in Infrastructure in a Market Economy (1998), John F. Kennedy School of Government and Public Policies, Harvard University, Boston, Ma. USA. E-Learning and Distance Education (2004). Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK. Jan has professional experience working in the Netherlands, Australia, Ecuador, Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, Thailand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Vietnam, PR of China, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan. He has worked in projects with the Volker-Stevin Group International Contractors, Delft University of Technology, Royal Dutch Haskoning Consulting Engineers, UNESCO-IHE, The World Bank East Asia and the Pacific. And lecturer/Advisor in Water Management & Capacity Development at Mahidol University Bangkok, UKRIDA University Faculty of Engineering, and Bina Nusantara Faculty of Engineering, University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Jens has more than 30 years of experience in environmental management framework, integrated river basin and coastal zone management, climate change and disaster risk reduction, strategic and environmental impact assessment, master planning, and related policy and institutional requirements. He has extensive experience from multidisciplinary institutional and capacity development projects including technology transfer projects.
Fabien is a 50-year old Beninese with 25-year experience in Agricultural management. He holds a PhD degree from the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics of University of Amsterdam (IBED/UvA). He did his early career with the international Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) before serving as a Consultant for the Oman Ministry of Agriculture and since 2009 as an Academic of University of Parakou (Republic of Benin) where he lectures and conduct research on integrated crop management and climate change. He is a Member of the Technical Expert Committee of GWP-West Africa for the second term.
Chairman/CEO of Water Resources Science and Technology, graduated from the University of Kelaniya (B.Sc., and M. Phil), Sri Lanka and University of Calgary (Ph.D.), Canada.
Indika holds a PhD and MSc. in Integrated Water Resources Management with research and work experiences on water, sanitation and agriculture in developing countries. She holds a BSc. in Agricultural science and technology. She works as a Capacity Development Analyst at Cap-Net UNDP. She has coordinated several training manuals; has moderated trainings and online discussions and has worked closely with global networks and partners for capacity development in sustainable water management.
Cap-Net´s Virtual Campus Coordinator. Damian has facilitated water-related courses in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, and participated as team member for the development of various training manuals. He is passionate for innovative learning approaches and partnership building for human and environmental development.
Collaborative Knowledge Network Indonesia
The Collaborative Knowledge Network (CKNet) Indonesia is a collaborative knowledge network of academics and professionals in the field of infrastructure, water, and environment. CKNet is an independent, professional, academic, and non-profit network based on a devotion to progress together. Its over 30 network members are learning and research institutes, study centres, professional associations and river basin organisations. It is an open and a formal network, since it has a Network Constitution and an Operating Guideline, approved by the General Member Assembly Meeting and endorsed by the Steering Committee
IHE Indonesia, A Capacity Development and Professional Development
IHE Indonesia is a consulting firm specialized in Capacity Development and Knowledge Networking services. It´s mission is to create internal job opportunities, strengthening skills of water professionals to support their development, and improve water sector performance. It´s vision is to become a key player in Capacity Development by providing professional development services in Infrastructure, Water and Environmental Management. IHE Indonesia offer a variety of advisory services in Capacity Development and Performance Management of institutes and professional organisations.
Cap-Net is an international network for capacity development in sustainable water management. It is made up of a partnership of autonomous international, regional and national institutions and networks committed to capacity development in the water sector. At Global level Cap-Net works with 23 regional and country level capacity development networks with about 1.000 member organizations in 120 countries, and numerous international partners. Cap-Net UNDP delivers training and education to water professionals in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The course is open to a maximum of 80 participants representing various stakeholder groups from the entire water sector:
• Stakeholders and professionals forming part of water management, civil society, river basin or international organizations; development programmes and members of UN organizations; and representatives of the private sector;
• decision makers, policy makers, and high-level professionals and managers active in governmental bodies;
• capacity developers active in the fields of delta planning and management, sustainable water management, Integrated Water Resources Management, water governance, amongst others;
As an introductory course, participants are not expected to have previous knowledge on Delta Planning and Management.
Sponsored by a partnership of international development organisations, the course is free.
This course is (co)-organized by
October 1, 2018 - November 16, 2018