About this Course
This online course provides a powerful new perspective to approach water-related challenges holistically and strive to meet the ever-growing need of water professional to help transitioning the existing conventional cities to the cities of the future through sustainable urban water management and water sensitive approaches.
By the end of the course participants will be able:
- to provide a broader understanding of water resources planning approach for sustainable development;
- to provide an understanding of the concept of integrated water resource management, its challenges and opportunities;
- to discuss how diversifying water sources (conventional and non-conventional) help address challenges of water scarcity;
- to understand the pathway to provide universal access for sanitation and explore the economics of wastewater as a resource;
- to introduce multiple benefits of water sensitive urban design and green infrastructure systems for stormwater management and flood protection;
The course is structured by modules. Each module will run for one week, 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 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, assignment, multiple choices). Participants who wish to read suggested readings and related videos will require a bit more time.
Participants who submit assignment, answer quizzes and participate along the various forums will receive a certificated granted by the course organisers.
Seneshaw is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering at FGCU. He focuses his research efforts on resilient and smart city strategies. Specifically, integerated urban water management, GIS for sustainable development, climate-land-energy-water (integrated analysis), transitioning from gray to green infrastructure systems, water sensitive urban design, and decentralized and adaptive urban water systems.
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.
Cap-Net UNDP www.cap-net.org
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.
Global Water Partnership www.gwp.org
GWP’s VISION is a water secure world. Our MISSION is to advance governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development. Our VALUE PROPOSITION: We’re a large, diverse, inclusive, multi-stakeholder partnership that supports communities and countries to improve the way they manage water. Put simply, we’re about bringing water users together (that’s everyone) to solve water problems.
U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) www.fgcu.edu/eng
U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University fosters and provides world-class programs in select engineering disciplines and is committed to quality engineering education. The College is committed to achieve sustainable development, both locally and globally, by fostering social, economic and environmental sustainability. The college accomplishes this through teaching, research and community outreach, as well as by generating practical knowledge and developing innovative technologies, skills and policies.
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 urban and sustainable water management, Integrated Water Resources Management, water governance, amongst others;
As an introductory course, participants are not expected to have previous knowledge on Integrated Urban Water Management.
Interested participants must complete the online registration form, before Friday, September 14th, 2018. In addition to contact information, the online form requires participants to provide the following information:
Required: A short profile: describing educational and professional background; experience in water resources management, capacity development or decision making on water; participation in networks and/or alliances; any other relevant information related to the course subject.
Required: Motivation and commitment text: explaining your interest in participating in the course; availability to dedicate at least 4 hours per week during the course duration and participate in the course activities; and your expectations in terms of how you will apply and share the acquired contents in your field of work and with your colleagues.
Optional: A 1-page letter of institutional support: through which the institution where you work expresses interest in your participation in the course; explains why this will be an important training for you and the institution.Apply for Course
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October 1, 2018 - November 16, 2018