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.


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

Tracer Report

With the FETWater III Programme culminating, the Water Research Commission (WRC) recognised that it was an opportune time to reflect on the impact of the programme on building the skills and capacities of beneficiaries and on the water sector as a whole. The WRC, therefore issued a call for proposals to develop a database and conduct a tracer study of individuals that had benefitted from the FETWater Programme across all three phases of implementation. The study, apart from tracing the current status of the benefiting individuals, had the purpose to ascertain the impact of the FETWater Programme on these individuals and their organisations, the impact of these individuals and their organisations on the overall water sector and conduct an assessment of the usefulness and application of the products which were developed during the three phases of the programme.
A service provider was appointed by the WRC to conduct this FETWater Tracer and Database Study. The objectives of the study were to:

  1. Develop and populate a database with persons and organisations that participated and benefited from the Framework Programme for Research, Education, and Training (FETWater) phases;
  2. Track and trace individuals to ascertain where they are and how the FETWater programme had benefited them and the sectors at large;
  3. Track the usefulness of the products that were developed during the various phases and how they were currently being used.
  4. Understand the strength and weakness of the programme and making recommendations to improve future training and education programmes.

The complete draft report can be accessed below.


Project K5-2781- FETWater Tracer Stude Print-Ready Final Report Feb 2017

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