About this Course
The training material presented in this training endeavours to improve practitioners’ understanding of water pollution drivers, stakeholder involvement, and strategic planning for pollution prevention and management. The three pillars of integrated water resources management—social equity, environmental sustainability and economic efficiency—can contribute to managing pollution and eventually achieving an increase in people’s wellbeing while protecting the environment. This training is designed to learn and discuss the integrated management approaches for water pollution prevention; and adaptation of management tools in a local context. The training will involve reading recommended materials, individual assignments, sharing the local examples and case studies with peers.
The training course aims to deliver the knowledge on water pollution management, share thoughts and experiences among the stakeholders, especially among those who are in project planning or policy making level and management level officials who are working in water management institutions, municipalities, and urban planning departments and other related departments and ministries. Through this training, we aim to uplift the consensus on water pollution prevention to achieve SDG6 target 6.3, motivate for actions, and share the knowledge that may lead to implementation.
SDG6 – Target 6.3: “By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and increasing recycling and safe reuse globally”
The course will aims to enable participants to
- Identify different actors and drivers of water pollution;
- Understand relationships among water pollution, ecosystem health and human well-being;
- Examine existing policies and the legislative and institutional structures related to water pollution management
- Apply water quality guidelines and standards; and
- Facilitate strategic planning and financing for water pollution prevention and quality management
- Opening: Introduction to Cap-Net´s Virtual Campus, participants presentations
- Module 1: Water pollution – issues, concerns and integrated management in achieving SDGs – Goal 6, target 6.3
- Module 2: Water quality management: standards, objectives and monitoring systems
- Module 3: Strategic framework for water pollution management and financing
- Module 4: Policy, legislations, institutions and management tools and their enforcements
Mohammad Mowjood, Cap-Net Lanka (Module 2)
Prof. M. I. M. Mowjood is a Professor in Biosystems Engineering at the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. He has authored several book chapters on water management, has contributed to knowledge management and delivery to water professionals through national and global trainings. He has gathered over 18 years of research and teaching experiences in wastewater engineering, water pollution control through bio-remediation, constructed wetlands, and integrated water resources management. He was team member for the development of water pollution management training manual.
Jan Hassing, UNEP-DHI (module 3)
Mr. Jan M. Hassing has, during his over 40 years of professional assignments acquired a vast expertise in water resources, their use, conservation, protection and management. His expertise includes in particular integrated water resources management and water efficiency and associated policy, institutional and legal aspects. For several years he has been adviser to the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Water Partnership and has co-authored GWP publications on Integrated Water Resources Management and preparation of Action Plans. He was team member for the development of water pollution management training manual.
Callist Tindimugaya, Nile IWRM Net (module 4)
Dr. Callist Tindimugaya works as Commissioner for Water Resources Planning and Regulation at the Ministry of Water and Environment, Kampala, Uganda. Callist has 26 years practical experience in water resources management with specific focus on regulating use and pollution of water resources. He is also the Regional Coordinator of the Nile IWRM net and a member of the Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net). He was team member for the development of water pollution management training manual.
Indika Gunawardana (Module 1, Course coordinator)
Indika holds a PhD in Integrated Water Resources Management with research and work experiences on water, sanitation and agriculture in developing countries. She has led publishing of several training manual developed by Cap-Net UNDP and has worked closely with global networks and partners for capacity development in sustainable water management.
Damian Indij, Cap-Net UNDP (Campus Coordinator)
Cap-Net´s Virtual Campus Coordinator and Manager of the Latin America Water Education & Training Network (LA-WETnet). 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.
The course is open to a maximum of 40 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 sustainable water management, droughts, Integrated Water Resources Management, risk management, climate change, amongst others;
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Content and Course Structure
The course is structured by modules. Each module will run over 1.5 weeks, during which course participants must read basic contents and participate in suggested activities.
In all 4 modules, participants are expected to:
• Read basic contents
• Participate in the modules´ forum
• Prepare an individual exercise (not all modules have an exercise)
• Respond –by the end of the module- a set of multiple choice questions
• Optional: Participate in a live session
Participants will also have access to other (optional) recommended readings, videos, and web links.
Participants expected dedication and certification
Participants are expected to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per week to the course. This is estimated on the basis of 1 hour per day (4 days a week), or two connections per week, each one of 2 hours. In total, this should add to 32 hours for the full course, in line with a 4 days face to face course.
This time dedication should be enough to review base contents and participate in all activities (forums, exercises, multiple choices). Participants who wish to read other suggested readings and related videos will require a bit more time.
Participants who deliver all exercises, complete all end of modules quizzes and participate along the various forums will receive a certificated granted by the course organisers.