Moroni, Comoros - An Extraordinary Session of the Regional Steering Committee of the Integrated Water Resources Management in Atlantic and Indian Ocean Small Islands Developing State project was held in Retaj Hotel, Moroni, Comoros on 26 May 2017.
Moroni, Comoros - A Regional Training of Trainers on "Climate Change Adaption and Flood Management in the Context of Integrated Water Resources Management" was organised in Moroni, Comoros. Over 30 professionals from Indian and Atlantic Ocean Small Islands Developing States gathered at the Retaj Hotel from May 22 to 24, 2017, to attend the event.
Male, Maldives - The Ministry of Environment and Energy launched a new "FENFAHI" national awareness campaign to sensitise the public to better water management and sanitation practices. The initiative was unveiled at the occasion of World Water Day 2017.
São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe - In the spirit of "Integrated Water Resources Management", the Ministry of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment of São Tomé and Príncipe has integrated celebrations for the International Day of Forest (21 March), the World Water Day (22 March) and the World Meteorological Day (23 March) into a one week long celebration to raise awareness about the water cycle and its importance for the country.
City of Praia, Cabo Verde - The National Water and Sanitation Agency organised a two days training on "Conflict Management and Resolution Mechanisms in Integrated Water Resources Management", in the city of Praia. The event was targeting technicians and agents from the water and sanitation sector and aimed to strengthen selected institutions.
Moroni, Comoros - Within the framework of the implementation of the Integrated Water Resources Management in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Small Island Developing States (IWRM AIO SIDS) project, the General Directorate of Environment and Forests (DGEF) of Comoros organized a national workshop on conflict management and resolution mechanisms in Moroni on 17 and 18 January 2017.
São Tomé and Príncipe - A team of 5 water experts from Cabo Verde travelled to São Tomé and Príncipe for 5 days to meet national representatives from the water sector and exchanges best practices in the field of water management.
Stockholm, Sweden - The IWRM AIO SIDS project took part to the World Water Week in Stockholm, from 28 August to 2 September 2016. The Regional Coordination Unit took the opportunity to convene a seminar to highlight the ongoing work on wastewater management and reuse in Stockholm, Sweden - Small Island Developing States from the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. The CEO of the National Agency for Water and Sanitation of Cabo Verde, Hercules Vieira, and the Director of the Water Resource Unit of Mauritius, Lomush Joggoo, where invited by the project to share lessons learned and best practices during the event.
Negombo, Sri Lanka - Representatives from the UNEP/UNDP/GEF Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Project attended to the 8th Global Environment Facility Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC-8) in Sri Lanka. The meeting gathered over 300 delegates to discuss how to speed up and improve the world’s response to growing pressure on transboundary fresh and marine water resources.
Colombo, Sri-Lanka - The fourth Regional Steering Committee of the Integrated Water Resources Management in Atlantic and Indian Ocean Small Islands Developing State project was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 06 to 08 May 2016.The three days meeting gathered high-level government officials from the six participating countries, national stakeholders, demonstration project managers and representatives from the UN agencies involved in the project.