What intense days for us of Hydroaid! In the framework of the WATER KNOWLEDGE Egyptian-Italian Water Training project, we were at Ciheam Bari campus to meet an Egyptian delegation of 6 people - engineers and public officials of the ministry of water resources and Irrigation - to refine the training courses program that will be implemented by the project.
Yesterday, 2th March, the delegation arrived in Turin to visit Hydroaid and some of its members involved in the project: Smat - Politecnico of Turin and Autorità d'Ambito torinese ATO3.
Water Knowledge project, led by Ciheam Bari, aims at enhancing specific and professional knowledge and a shared vision on water as valuable contribution to improve an integrated water management approach at Institutional level through institutional capacity development, infrastructural intervention, network enhancing, training quality improvement.
From 7 to 11 November a delegation of SMAT specialists will be in Odisha (India) to check the status of the plants and undertake a training activity to provide technical assistance in the areas of low-cost technologies for wastewater treatment, management of rainwater, sewerage and modeling, as well as to suggest solutions to improve wastewater and sludge treatment processes in India to Odisha Water Supply and Sewerage Board - OWSSB.
SMAT intervention is part of the "EU-WOP" program, promoted and funded as part of the Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance of the European Union and aimed to improve the cooperation between water companies based in the EU and those present in countries with different levels of development. The goal is to enhance the management capabilities of the water service and facilitates the access to water and sanitation.
SMAT, as Lead Partner, participates in the program through the project "Supporting OWSSB, India in Upgrading Capacities in Wastewater and Fecal Sludge Management" The project has a duration of 36 months.
Partners of the project are: Hydroaid, International School of Water for Development, a non-profit association whose goal is to contribute to the strengthening of knowledge, skills and competences for the sustainable management of water resources in developing and emerging countries; the Polytechnic of Turin and the Philippine non-profit organization, Waterlinks, with the role of facilitator of partnerships with water operators in the Asia-Pacific region.
SMAT and Indian technicians participate to 4 working groups. SMAT representatives of the first two groups will go on site to examine the state of the wastewater treatment services in the Odisha area to contribute to the training of the Indian technicians and do the goundwork for the start-up of the other two working groups.
Since many years SMAT and Hydroaid are engaged in international cooperation for the development of the water service, through the training of technical staff, support in the implementation of projects and in acrivity management.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has published our works!
We are so proud to announce that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has published our two works:
The second publication “LES PROCESSUS PARTICIPATIFS DE GOUVERNANCE ENVIRONNEMENTALE EN AFRIQUE: EXPERIENCES LOCALES POUR DES PERSPECTIVES GLOBALES” is based on ECOPAS project "Harmonization project of peri-urban dynamics for a Participatory Ecology of the Communes of Sam Notaire, Ndiarème Limamoulaye, Wakhinane Nimzatt and Yeumbeul Nord " promoted by the NGO CISV in collaboration with Hydroaid, the University of Turin, the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, the SUNUGAL and FONGS and funded by the European Union. The project can be summed up as support for the implementation of participatory processes in four municipalities on the outskirts of Dakar in Senegal in five areas: water resources, forest resources, food, biotechnologies and land use. The theme of water was particularly in-depth and is the main subject of this publication.
Here you can download the publication in English “SANITATION IN AFRICA: CHALLENGES, BEST PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION" and here you can download the second one in French “LES PROCESSUS PARTICIPATIFS DE GOUVERNANCE ENVIRONNEMENTALE EN AFRIQUE: EXPERIENCES LOCALES POUR DES PERSPECTIVES GLOBALES”
The course will take place from 10 th May to 27 th June 2021 . Only the applications sent before 25th April 2021 will be considered.
The application for the technical e-learning course on WASTEWATER TREATMENT is open! This e-learning course, accessible through the web platform “Moodle”, is addressed to managers, mid-level decision makers and technicians operating in the fields of wastewater treatment from developing and emerging countries.
All didactic material will be available only in English. For this reason, a good knowledge of English language is a compulsory requirement for the attendance of the program.
The course will take place from 25 th May to 23 rd August 2020 (13 weeks, 8 didactic units).
Only the applications sent before May, Tuesday 12, 2020 will be considered.
Please click here and follow the instructions to apply.
S.M.A.R.T. project in Gambella
SMART- Integrated Intervention on ‘Sanitation Marketing, Agriculture, Rural Development and Transformation’ in Gambella Region works to enhance better living conditions and resilience of communities and villages in Gambella Region using community-led approach. By increasing access to basic sanitation, better knowledge of agriculture, awareness on hygiene and sanitation practices, S.M.A.R.T. contributes to the improvement of health and general wellbeing of communities in six localities of Gambella.
As partner of the project, from 10th to 21st February, Hydroaid will organise an on-site training in Gambella for 14 officials of the Regional Bureaus. The topics will be water governance, and sanitation planning. It is an important opportunity to exchange know-how and experiences between Hydroaid and the local Ethiopian partners. This is the spirit of our mission!
The project is promoted by AMREF, co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and implemented in partnership with VIS-Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo, Salesians of Don Bosco, Hydroaid, Museke Foundation, Metropolitan City of Turin and Polytechnic of Turin.
Water and Climate: Common coordinates for a dialogue between Europe and Africa
Through the last decades, international cooperation has invested increasing resources on the issue of local governance with the aim of promoting and strengthening the capacities of local authority. In particular, the local governance of water services has been consolidated as a catalyst for local development to generate and implement policies and services that are better suited to the needs of different contexts. Good governance of water services generates long-term impacts on the economic, social and political processes which establishes, even at the global level, relationships between territories and communities.
Hydroaid - International School of Water for Development, in collaboration with the Metropolitan City of Turin and the Arco Latino network, thanks the financial support of the Autorità d'Ambito n.3 "Torinese" - the local authority of water services - isorganizing an international round table on “WATER AND CLIMATE - Common coordinates for a dialogue between Europe and Africa” .
Through the dialogue between European and African experts, the Round Table intends to conduct participants in the analysis and comparisons of the different models of governance of water services, local good practices as well as challenges that are, nowadays, crucial issues for sustainable development.
"Water knowledge”, the Egyptian-Italian Water Training Programme, is a project financed by the Italian Cooperation Development Agency which main objective is the enhancement of specific and professional knowledge in the field of water management, as well as a shared vision on water as valuable contribution to improve an integrated approach on water management at the institutional levels.
The programme intends to contribute to the improvement of capacities of relevant Egyptian training provider in the field of water management by ensuring a flexible and efficient training hub in Egypt and in the region. In particular, it will focus on the improvement of the technical infrastructure and equipment of the Regional Training Sector for Water Resources and Irrigation (RTSWRI) in order to ensure the capacity of hosting an innovative water training hub in the region and contribute to the improvement of water quality and governance, hygiene and nutritional services through an integrated approach.
“Water Knowledge” is the result of a process aimed at developing initiatives within the national Egyptian strategy 2030 for Sustainable Development, which involved CHIEAM Bari – the Italian branch of CIHEAM, a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization devoted to the sustainable development of agriculture and fisheries, food and nutrition security and rural and coastal areas. – Hydroaid – Water Development Management Institute, the Cairo office of the Italian Cooperation Development Agency and the Egyptian Regional Training Sector for Water Resources and Irrigation (RTSWRI).
The programme, officially approved in March 2019, will last 24 month and will include high level training courses in Egypt, e-learning training modules and technical visits in Italy for the benefit of around 900 participants among junior Egyptian employees in the water sector, senior officials from key ministries dealing with water management issues at different levels, regional water officials from countries of the Nile basin, trainers and lab technicians.
The expected result is, on one hand, the enhancement of the technical infrastructure and the equipment of the RTSWRI and, on the other hand, the improvement of the water training system with regard to teaching methodologies, managerial skills for trainers and knowledge acquisition for trainees.
Water within the 2030 Agenda
On the occasion of this year's World Water Day, SMAT, the Turin Water utility, organized the evente "Water within the 2030 Agenda", in close collaboration with Hydroaid, Cinemambiente and the ATO3 Water Authority.
During the event primary and secondary school students took part in the educational quiz "YouLabWater" to test their knowledge on the different aspects of water resourcse and answered questions on the origin, distribution, availability in nature and consumption of water, as well as the questions about the integrated water service and its management.
The initiative was part of "WWW-Worldwide Water Week" the route towards the 2019 World Water Day a project promoted by Hydroaid thanks the supportro of ATO3 and included among the events of the United Nations World Water Day.
Appel d’offre: Consultant pour la réalisation d'une cartographie des ressources en eau
Dans le cadre du projet financé par l’Union européenne au Sénégal « Harmonisation des dynamiques périurbaines pour une Ecologie Participative des Communes Sam Notaire, Ndiarème Limamoulaye, Wakhinane Nimzatt et Yeumbeul Nord – ECOPAS », Hydroaid, partenaire du projet, est à la recherche d’un consultant/bureau d’étude pour la réalisation d’ une cartographies des ressources en eau. Pour postuler télécharger le document en pdf ci-dessous.