NamWater, MWAF to host trans-boundary water management course

12 Jul 2013 07:20
WINDHOEK, 12 JUL (NAMPA) ? The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry are hosting a training course on trans-boundary water management (TWM) at Swakopmund in the Erongo Region from 15 to 19 July 2013.
The course is part of a partner-driven co-operation initiative between the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry (MAWF) and NamWater to develop capacity in the water sector in Namibia, according to a media statement issued here on Friday by Namwater?s Public Relations Officer Tommy Numbala.
The course will cover an introduction to TWM in Africa; introduction to negotiations in the international context; international water law; roundtable discussions on TWM in the southern African region; and an interrogation of how hydro-economic modelling applies to TWM in the Namibian context.
Regional governors and regional councillors from all parts of the country are expected to attend the event, along with various stakeholders in the water sector.
Numbala said hydro-diplomacy and human resource capacity are key factors in realising water supply security.
This tripartite collaboration between SIWI, Namwater and the MWAF, which is made up of several training programmes and various support activities, will be launched officially on Thursday next week.