1-day Training Course on Groundwater Management- Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Nov 28th (in French)

Groundwater Management for National and River Basin Organizations
A one-day training course in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Monday 28th November, 2016
Language: French
Background: Groundwater is the largest freshwater resource available on the planet. The African Water Vision 2025 stresses that groundwater is the major, and often only, source of drinking water for more than 75 % of the African population. It constitutes over 95% of the fresh water resources in Africa and it is often critical for rural population that relies mostly on this resource for their daily water demand. Given the huge importance of the groundwater resource to Africa, in light of the growing impacts of climate change, it is imperative that wise management of groundwater at every scale be prioritized.
The Course: The 7th Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Forum will take place in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) from 29 November-2 December 2016; it is the foremost global event on rural water services and takes place every 5 years. 350 to 600 participants from all over the world are expected. For more details see: https://rwsn7-fr.net/
This international event provides the opportunity to implement a one-day training course on Groundwater Management on Monday 28th November – in French. It will draw on the newly published training manual developed by AGW-Net, available in French and English.
The course aims to:
(1) promote sustainable groundwater resources management within the framework of IWRM in RBOs;
(2) make groundwater resources in Africa more “visible” to actors working in water sectors;
(3) raise awareness on the importance of groundwater resource to Africa, and especially in light of the growing impacts of climate change, and the for-coming SDGs program.
The Facilitators: The course will be facilitated by a team of Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net) and RWSN experts, associated with expects from Cote d’Ivoire.
Participants: The workshop is targeting participants of the 7th Forum, i.e. senior decision makers and staff of water Ministries, river basin organisations and other international and national agencies including NGOs who are interested in water management and protection.
If you would like to register interest in this course please contact moudien@gmail.com, copied to kerstin.danert@skat.ch. Note that the number of participants is limited to 40, so please register your interest early.

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