Institutional Management & Governance

Without appropriate policies, institutions cannot function and without appropriate institutions, policies will not work and without a working set of policies and institutions, management instruments are irrelevant in managing the water resources for sustainability Governance which deals with institutions among others implement policies and
water regulations.

The priority Occupational Qualification that this network focused on is:

  • Water Liaison Practitioner.

This qualification forms the basis for career pathing for people working or intending to work as water liaison practitioners in the water sector.
The qualification articulates vertically to the Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Resource Management, SAQA ID: 86175, NQF Level 9 and horizontally to the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Water Resource Management, NQF Level 8, SAQA ID: 86187 or 97157; Postgraduate Diploma in Water Management, NQF Level 8, SAQA ID: 97819.

This qualification aligns to the existing PGDip and MPhil Programs in IWRM that UWC is implementing. This suggests that UWC and key partners such as CPUT, BGCMA, IUCMA, CoCT, DWS among others could collaboratively lobby to offer the qualification to various learners within South Africa and beyond.
This qualification was developed in consultation with government departments (the Department for Water and Sanitation, catchment management agencies, water utilities, local government, civil society, academia, unions and the private sector.

Qualified water liaison practitioners will gain employment in various water sector organisations including government (national, provincial and local).

 

Thematic Area: Institutional Management and Water Governance

Network Coordinator: Thokozani Kanyerere (University of the Western Cape)

Email: tkanyerere@uwc.ac.za; (Cell: 0719031722; Office: 0219599292)

DWS Champion: Ms. T. Sigwaza

                                Ms. E Bofilatos

 

CEP members:

Name

Designation / Position

Organisation

Thokozani Kanyerere

Network Coordinator

University of the Western Cape

Thoko Sigwaza

DWS Champion for FETWater Phase III network

Department of water and Sanitation

Matome Mahasha

DWS Champion for FETWater Phase III network

Department of water and Sanitation

Simon Botha

Deputy Director: Remediation and Emergency Incidents

Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning

Paul Mensah

Water Governance Institute

Rhodes University

Elmarie Van Rooyen

Communication and Liasion Officer: Practitioner

Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency

Lynadia Haas

Communication and Liasion Officer: Practitioner

Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency

Sylvia Machimana

Communication and Liasion Officer: Practitioner

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency

 Liketso Khaile

NEHAWU Officer: Union Workers Practitioner

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency

Farouk Robertson

Communication and Liasion Officer: Practitioner

City of Cape Town

Fadli Wagiet

Environmental Educationist

Private Practitioner

Eberhard Braune

IWRM Specialist

Private Practitioner

Jacqueline Goldin

Water Governance Specialist

Institute of Water Studies, UWC

Kevin Pietersen

Institutional Arrangement Specialist

Institute of Water Studies, UWC

Joanna Fatch

IWRM and Water Governance Researcher

Water Programme

University of the Western Cape

Ally Lebese

IWRM Researcher

Water Programme

University of the Western Cape

 

Occupational Title: Water Liaison Practitioner

The OFO code for this qualification is 243201 and the level of qualification is 8 (NQF level 8) which is equivalent of Honours level

Occupational Purpose: The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Water Liaison Practitioner. A Water Liaison Practitioner develops and implements communication strategies by relaying appropriate water-related information to internal and external stakeholders through suitable channels and platforms to promote water stewardship.

Occupational Tasks:

  • Designing and developing communication strategy and implementation plan to disseminate water-related information  (NQF Level 9)
  • Identifying and analysing appropriate systems and tools for implementing effective water-related information dissemination  (NQF Level 7)
  • Establishing, maintaining and promoting collaborative relationships and partnerships in the water sector at international, intergovernmental, local and community levels  (NQF Level 8)
  • Initiating, coordinating, and promoting water stewardship events to showcase and market services or products including values related to the water sector  (NQF Level 8)

Curriculum Structure

This qualification is made up of three compulsory modules namely, Knowledge and Practical Skills. Details for each of the three modules are listed below:

 

  1. Knowledge Modules:

243201001-KM-01, Water Law, Policies and Institutions, NQF Level 8, Credits 10

243201001-KM-02, Integrated Water Resource Management, NQF Level 8, Credits 15

243201001-KM-03, Water Demand Management, NQF Level 7, Credits 15

243201001-KM-04, Stakeholder Management, NQF Level 9, Credits 10

243201001-KM-05, Water and Development, NQF Level 8, Credits 15

243201001-KM-06, Water Governance, NQF Level 8, Credits 15

243201001-KM-07, Marketing Management, NQF Level 8, Credits 10

243201001-KM-08, Media management, NQF Level 8, Credits 8

243201001-KM-09, Professional Communication, NQF Level 8, Credits 10

Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 108

 

  1. Practical Skill Modules:

243201001-PM-01, Review current water liaison practices, NQF Level 9, Credits 15

243201001-PM-02, Establish and maintain sound communication operations, NQF Level7, Credits 10

243201001-PM-03, Practice skills to establish and nurture strategic relationships with the water sector organisations to identify and explore opportunities and solutions to address water-related challenges and issues , NQF Level 7, Credits 10

243201001-PM-04, Lead and manage the implementation of water related events and awareness campaigns on water and sanitation, NQF Level 8, Credits 15

243201001-PM-05, Communicate & promote water programmes & projects, NQF Level 8, Credits 15

243201001-PM-06, Monitor and evaluate feedback from stakeholders, NQF Level 9, Credits 12

243201001-PM-07, Forecast for water demand management, NQF Level 8, Credits 5

243201001-PM-08, Operationalise water governance, NQF Level 8, Credits 8

Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 90

 

 

  1. Work Experience Modules:

243201001-WM-01, Water-related communication strategy and implementation plan development processes, NQF Level 8, Credits 20

243201001-WM-02, Stakeholder management, partnerships & networking processes, NQF Level 9, Credits 20

243201001-WM-03, Communication & information dissemination processes, NQF Level7, Credits 30

243201001-WM-04, Awareness raising campaigns, marketing and media management processes, NQF Level 8, Credits 20

Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 90

 

 Entry Requirements

Entry qualification for this qualification is Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree because the level of this qualification is 8 (NQF level 8) which is equivalent of Honours level

 

Qualifications

Occupational Purpose:

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a water liaison practitioner. A water liaison practitioner develops and implements communication strategies by relaying appropriate water-related information to internal and external stakeholders through suitable channels and platforms to promote water stewardship.

Occupational Task Details:

  • Design and develop communication strategy and implementation plan to disseminate water-related information (NQFLevel9).
  • Identify and analyse appropriate systems and tools for effective water-related information dissemination (NQFLevel7).
  • Establish, maintain and promote collaborative relationships and partnerships in the water sector at international, inter-governmental, local and community levels (NQFLevel8).
  • Initiate, coordinate, and promote water stewardship events to showcase and market services or products including values related to the water sector (NQFLevel8).

Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP)

The CEP is led by the Network coordinator Thokozani Kanyerere. The organisations that the CEP members belong to are listed below:

  • UWC
  • Rhodes University
  • SIWI
  • UniVen
  • Department of Water and Sanitation
  • BOCMA
  • Inkomati CMA
  • City of Cape Town

Resources

Institutional Management and Governance

Institutional Management and Governance 2

Institutional Management and Governance 3

Progress Report

Progress Report 2

Contact us

Network Coordinator: Thokozani Kanyerere
University of the Western Cape

Email: tkanyerere@uwc.ac.za

Cell: 071 903 1722

Office: 021 959 9292

For more information, contact us