New Cap-Net Training Materials Launched

Cap-Net would like to announce and launch new training materials. They are ‘2nd Edition Drought Risk Reduction in IWRM’ and ‘Integration of Groundwater Management: Into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa’.

DRM 2nd EdThe ‘2nd Edition Drought Risk Management in IWRM’ includes a facilitator’s guide and full training manual which can be downloaded via this link. This manual is intended primarily for trainers and facilitators, practitioners, and water and natural resources managers, and is aimed at strengthening the capacity to anticipate and reduce the impact of drought through enhancing knowledge and skills for drought risk reduction practices as an integral part of the development process at community, national, sub-regional and regional levels. Currently this manual is only available in English language. For higher resolution training manual (20mb), please contact

IGM XL size‘Integration of Groundwater Management: Into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa’ includes a full training manual with training modules in powerpoint slides and can be downloaded via this link. Currently they are only available in English and is in the process of translation into other languages. A CD version will include all available languages PowerPoint slides and references.

Cap-Net, the Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net) and GW-MATE (Ground Water Management Advisory Team) have collaborated to produce these training materials on groundwater management. An important objective is to address groundwater in the IWRM perspective. Groundwater is technically complex but the technical expert and the water manager must reach a common understanding. We hope that these training materials will assist in achieving that objective. This manual was written by Dr Richard Owen, Dr Muna Mirghani, Dr Moustapha Diene, Dr Albert Tuinhof and Dr Paul Taylor. For most of the modules the manual has drawn liberally from the excellent series of Briefing Notes written by members of GW-MATE, a World Bank programme.