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CapWater

Developing capacities in the field of monitoring and the assessment of water resources

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Project leader: Prof. Dr. Lars Ribbe Coordination: Santiago Penedo-Julien, M.Sc.

The need for practical training in developing countries in the context of water resources will grow in the coming years because both society and governments are getting more aware of the emerging environmental problems in their countries. Hence the overall goal of the CapWater project is to significantly contribute to the education of experts in the field of water resources sciences and management especially in developing countries. The project aims at strengthening the practical and technological knowhow of young professionals from Vietnam, Bangladesh, Brazil and Germany in Water Monitoring, Hydrological Modelling and Data Management as well as enlarging cooperation partnerships with university and business partners in the water sector. To successfully achieve these goals, the following objectives shall be fulfilled:

  • Establish an expert consortium with private sector partners and university partners
  • Jointly develop practice oriented modules and learning units on water quantity and quality monitoring, data management and modelling
  • Training of Trainers – improve the capacities, intercultural working and teaching skills of lecturers and trainers in the consortium
  • Disseminate the course curricula beyond the consortium to the network of each partner
  • Develop entire training modules to be offered to Official Development Assistances (ODA) as well as governmental institutions and universities
  • Provide access to local markets for private sector companies and environmental institutions and educate potential staff and representatives in the partner countries

Partner Universities are the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, Hanoi/Vietnam (VAWR), the Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (UFF) and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development of the Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka (ICCCAD-IUB). The SME cooperation partners SEBA Hydrometrie GmbH, Kaufbeuren, ribeka Software GmbH, Bornheim, DHI-WASY Software GmbH, Berlin as well as the Institute of Water Modelling (IWM) from Bangladesh are supporting the project with technical knowhow and experiences in the field of water resources monitoring, modeling and data management.

Supported by

DAAD

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