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Building capacity for water resources management in southern Africa

WaterNet is a regional network of university departments and research and training institutes specialising in water. The network aims to build regional institutional and human capacity in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) through training, education, research and outreach by harnessing the complementary strengths of member institutions in the region and elsewhere. WaterNet member institutions have expertise in various aspects of water resources management and are based in Southern and East Africa.

The key success of the WaterNet programme is the integration of the objectives, each reinforcing and complementing the other. WaterNet’s achievements include the establishment of a unique regional IWRM Masters programme hosted by seven member institutions, strengthening the water sector by delivering more than 378 masters graduates (42% women) through our regional Master in IWRM programme. Retention of alumni is excellent, with a recent tracer survey reporting that 95% of WaterNet alumni are currently working in Southern or East Africa, 57% for the same employer as before their Masters programme and 49% in permanent positions. A majority of alumni (40%) work in the state sector. WaterNet has also trained more than 737 water professionals (32% women) through 48 professional short courses, held 14 regional symposia and published 4 books and 14 journal special issues.

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A WaterNet é uma rede regional de departamentos universitários e institutos de pesquisa e treinamento especializados em água. A rede visa construir a capacidade institucional e humana regional em Gestão Integrada de Recursos Hídricos (GIRH) por meio de treinamento, educação, pesquisa e divulgação, aproveitando as forças complementares das instituições membros na região e em outros lugares. As instituições membros da WaterNet possuem experiência em vários aspectos da gestão de recursos hídricos e são baseadas na África Austral e Oriental. O principal sucesso do programa WaterNet é a integração dos objetivos, cada um reforçando e complementando o outro. As conquistas da WaterNet incluem o estabelecimento de um programa regional de mestres de IWRM exclusivo, organizado por sete instituições membros, fortalecendo o setor de recursos hídricos, fornecendo mais de 378 mestres graduados (42% mulheres) através de nosso programa regional de mestrado em GIRH. A retenção de ex-alunos é excelente, com uma pesquisa recente relatando que 95% dos ex-alunos da WaterNet estão atualmente trabalhando na África Meridional ou Oriental, 57% para o mesmo empregador de antes do programa de mestrado e 49% em posições permanentes. A maioria dos ex-alunos (40%) trabalha no setor estatal. A WaterNet também treinou mais de 737 profissionais de água (32% mulheres) através de 48 cursos de curta duração, realizou 14 simpósios regionais e publicou 4 livros e 14 edições especiais da revista.

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WaterNet est un réseau régional de départements universitaires et d'instituts de recherche et de formation spécialisés dans le domaine de l'eau. Le réseau vise à renforcer les capacités institutionnelles et humaines régionales en matière de gestion intégrée des ressources en eau (GIRE) par le biais de la formation, de l'éducation, de la recherche et de la sensibilisation, en exploitant les forces complémentaires des institutions membres dans la région et ailleurs. Les institutions membres de WaterNet ont une expertise dans divers aspects de la gestion des ressources en eau et sont basées en Afrique australe et orientale. Le succès clé du programme WaterNet réside dans l’intégration des objectifs, chacun renforçant et complétant l’autre. Les réalisations de WaterNet comprennent la création d’un programme régional unique de maîtrise de la GIRE, organisé par sept institutions membres, renforçant le secteur de l’eau en proposant plus de 378 diplômés (dont 42% de femmes) par l’intermédiaire de notre programme régional de maîtrise en GIRE. La rétention d'anciens élèves est excellente. Un sondage récent a révélé que 95% des anciens élèves de WaterNet travaillent actuellement en Afrique australe ou orientale, 57% pour le même employeur qu'avant leur programme de maîtrise et 49% en poste permanent. Une majorité d'anciens élèves (40%) travaillent dans le secteur public. WaterNet a également formé plus de 737 professionnels de l'eau (dont 32% de femmes) dans le cadre de 48 cours de courte durée, organisé 14 colloques régionaux et publié 4 livres et 14 numéros spéciaux de revues.

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