Course on Transboundry Water Management set for next week
Hydro-diplomacy and human resources capacity are key factors in realising water supply security. Hence, NamWater and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry are hosting a course on Transboundary Water Management (TWM), in Swakopmund, from 15 to 19 July 2013.
This course is part of the partner driven co-operation on capacity in the water sector between Sweden and Namibia. The course will cover the following topics: Introduction to Transboundary Water Management in Africa, Introduction to negotiations in international context, International Water Law Roundtable Discussion on TWM in Southern Africa region/Namibia and Hydro-economic modelling applied to TWM in the Namibian context. It aims to build personal and institutional bridges and to discuss scientific options for sharing the benefits generated by sustainable water development in the southern Africa region.
The course context is drawn from the backdrop of international programmes on TWM. This course will expound on regional and global experience from transboundary water resources management and discusses legal frameworks and novel techniques for enhancing the broad benefits of shared waters.The training will help the participants identify the advantages of collaborative transboundary water management strategies and hopefully improve their ability to apply these strategies within the country.