On 4 April 2017, Ambassador Luigi Cavalchini, President of Hydroaid, signed a contract agreement with Mr. Ato Damtew, Acting Director of the Ethiopia Water Resources Development Fund (WRDF). The signature took place at the WRDF headquarters in Addis Ababa. The Water Resources Development Fund is a semi-autonomous body established by the Government of Ethiopia in January 2002 on behalf of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity (MoWIE). Its main objective is to promote the development of viable water and sanitation services in Ethiopian urban areas. Read more here
NEW e-Learning course
Sustainable Planning and Economic Regulation of water services
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The challenges of environmental planning and economic regulation are increasingly intertwined and relevant for the achievement of truly sustainable development in a rapidly changing world. A cross-cutting strategic and operational approach is needed to tackle these challenges. For this reason in 2017 Hydroaid launches a brand new e-Learning course on Sustainable Planning and Economic Regulation of water services in partnership with Fondazione per l'Ambiente T. Fenoglio Onlus and HYDRODATA. The course is realized with the financial support of Fondazione CRT within Project HaND - Hydroaid Network Development for Water and Sanitation Services. Bring your expertise to the next level and connect with professionals operating for SDGs worldwide: join now!
The deadline for applications is 28 February 2017.
Today the elementary schools of the Metropolitan City of Turin enrolled in Project "CliC - Schools change Climate" begin a quest that will guide them to the discovery of climate changes along 20 weeks of activities. 10 challenges will serve as hints for discussing the different impacts of climate change affecting the world we live in and our future with the goal of transferring a message of sustainability to the young generations, citizens of tomorrow. Read more about CliC here.
The project “Wastewater treatment: technical solutions and infrastructure management in developing countries with severe environmental vulnerabilities”, realized with the financial assistance of the International Cooperation Fund of ATO3 (the Water Authority of Turin), will bring the top organizations for integrated water and waste management of the local system to share experiences for sustainability. The initiative, led by Hydroaid - Water for Development Management Institute - in collaboration with SMAT and the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, has the goal of ensuring a better management of public services connected to water depuration by providing managers and technicians from countries with a low access to sanitation the tools for designing, managing and monitoring water resources - a hot issue in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Following a distance learning course of 16 weeks for 87 operators from 24 different countries, the best 11 candidates were selected for an intensive training in Turin of 3 weeks from 9 to 29 October 2016...continue reading
We shared a lot of valuable experiences though we are so distant, thanks for Hydroaid that led the learning environment as if it had been a live class-room. I would have never imagined such an interesting distance training. Shortly it was awesome and I am already going to miss you all. Wish you all the best and share BIG THANKS TO HYDROAID.
Congratulations to all participants of the e-Learning course "Wastewater Treatment and Management of Urban Solid Waste - 2016" (Module 1 and Module 2), the first phase of the Project "Wastewater treatment: technical and managerial solutions for developing countries with severe environmental vulnerabilities" realized with the financial assistance of ATO3, the Water Authority of Turin. With 1340 relevant posts and 269 thematic discussions, this program set new records of participation and filled the past 16 weeks with important exchanges and experience sharing. Participants who scored a final grade of at least 65% will qualify for the Certificate of Attendance, which will be sent via e-mail in the next weeks. The top 10 candidates from the target countries of the Project (Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia) will also be contacted for accessing Phase 2: a 3-week-traineeship in Italy to strengthen the knowledge on Wastewater Treatment and Management of Urban Solid Waste acquired during the e-Learning Phase. The final ranking will be available shortly.
UPDATE: Following several requests from School Managers and in order to facilitate the participation, the deadline for applying to CliC has been extended to September 30, 2016.
Water is an essential element both for our climate system and for human development. The new Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations in November and the recent Paris Agreement launched by COP21 addressed the issues of water as a top priority and adopted an interdisciplinary approach for its protection and correct management, casting a special focus on the role of local administrations and on the global impacts of climate change on natural resources. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon defined climate change the defining issue of our era and invited all national, regional and local institutions to a greater sense of responsibility towards the sustainable use of environmental resources - starting from water - and the education of future generations to sustainable behaviors. In this perspective, the post-2015 global agenda points at very ambitious commitments:
Children, the citizens of tomorrow, are the most receptive users, open to new ideas and lifestyles that are suitable with the current climate and environmental alterations and will orient new policies for sustainability.
This is why the Project CliC will involve elementary schools to spread awareness and responsibility over the impacts of climate change on our natural resources. The project will be realized in partnership with CinemAmbiente TV, the environmental education initiative of the Turin Environmental Film Network, and with the support of ATO3, the Water Authority of Turin: a total of 60 schools will be engaged in 2 interactive training tracks with classroom and web-based activities to introduce students to the mechanisms of climate change in their daily life... read more
Round Table on “Lessons learned from water conflicts for a future of cooperation and peace”