FETWater

Building capacity towards a better water future

FETWater Phase III is a knowledge transfer and capacity building programme linking learning resources and training capacity to integrate water resource management expertise in areas where they are needed most.

FETWater Networks

The FET Water program focuses on the six thematic priority (networks) areas namely water infrastructure, water monitoring, water planning and implementation, water regulation & requirements, water use, service & sanitation, Institutional management & goverance.

SANC for UNESCO IHP

The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is one of the six intergovernmental programmes (ISPs) of the United Nations system and the only programme devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity building. Since its inception in 1975, IHP has evolved from an internationally

Introduction

The following are the objectives of FETWater Phase III

Create Opportunites for learning & sharing knowlege.

Strengthen human capacity development in the water sector through networking.

Link with other committed national, regional and international institutions or networks to share and transfer knowledge

Identify and prioritise training needs of the country.

Support & compliment existing capacity building initiatives, programmes & activities related to water management.

Stimulate new initiatives to address the short-term and long-term capacity and training needs of the South African water sector.

Strengthen partnerships and collaboration in South Africa Development Community (SADC) and Africa in human capacity building, water management & innovation.

Strengthen regional academic institutions and other human capacity development service providers through networking.

Develop future generation of experts in water science and management, particularly from previously disadvantaged groups.

Develop a sustainability model beyond Phase III & classify communication process ensuring DWS approval is secured for publication where necessary.

FETWater Co-Ordinators

Each FETWater network is coordinated by a network coordinator, with the possiblity of rotation of network coordinators to build the necassary capacity. The network coordinator is responsible for the network proposal, the indentification of the experts with the same long-term vision, capacity audit, the development of business and ensure exection of work plans, the mangement of finacial support from FETWater, and regular progress reports to the FETWater Implementing Agent.
The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is one of the six intergovernmental programmes (ISPs) of the United Nations system and the only programme devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity building. Since its inception in 1975, IHP has evolved from an internationally coordinated hydrological research programme into an encompassing, holistic programme to facilitate education and capacity building, and enhance water resources management and governance. In this regard, IHP has been the stimulus of strong interactions between scientific research applications and education. IHP facilitates an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to watershed and aquifer management, which incorporates the social dimension of water resources, and promotes and develops international research in hydrological and freshwater sciences. IHP also applies its know-how in marshalling top scientific talent from around the world to support activities aiming toward better management of the earth’s water resources. The IHP approach emphasizes the following: learning by doing; free exchange of information, ideas and expertise through workshops, seminars, symposia and publications; collaboration among specialists in the natural and social sciences; and dialogue among planners, decision makers, local populations and international communities of scientists and engineers. Therefore, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) operations through IHP have potential to reach into the field where people live on a daily basis facing numerous water problems.

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