Capacity building for Integrated Water Resource Management in South Africa

In the Republic of South Africa, there is a shortage of skilled professionals to deal with the complex issues surrounding integrated water resources management. This four-year project will implement capacity development activities at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT, lead) and University of the Western Cape (UWC) to increase the number of IWRM experts at different levels.

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) involves a change from single sector, centralised, delivery-oriented control and management to sector-integrated, locally focused management, which includes the interests of diverse stakeholders.

IWRM will become increasingly important in order to cope with the challenges of the water sector in South Africa. These challenges cover the entire water use cycle and range from inadequate planning for bulk water infrastructure to poor community participation in water planning and delivery.

This project will give practitioners a new set of IWRM skills and increase their career opportunities. In addition, it will help consolidate IWRM expertise focusing on equitable, efficient, effective and sustainable water resources management.

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