Led by Ms. Ina F. Islam, Assistant Director ICCCAD, Mr. Md. Nazmul Chowdhury and Ms. Jennifer Nahar Khan Khadim, two MSc students of Climate Change and Development (CCD) at Independent University, Bangladesh and Ms. Tashrifa Sultana from Institute of Water Modeling are invited by Cologne University of Applied Sciences – Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) for a Joint Student Project (JSP) in Vietnam from 22nd to 28th March 2015 under “Developing Capacities in the field of monitoring and assessment of water resources “ CapWater Project. The team will join other students from Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, Hanoi/ Vietnam- VAWR and Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil- UFF.
What is CapWater:
Developing Capacities in the field of monitoring and assessment of water resources (CapWater). This is a joint research/institutional cooperation project in the DAAD program- (University-Business-Partnerships Programme between higher education institutions and business partners in Germany and in developing countries), 2013-2016.
The pressure on water resources is increasing worldwide. Growing population, economic development and climate change add to the challenge of sustainable water resources management which aims at securing the demands for drinking water, irrigation, industrial development, energy generation, navigation, recreation and ecosystems. In meeting this challenge, education and training at all levels play an important role. Future water professionals need to understand the fundamentals of the water cycle and develop and compare different solutions in order to contribute to adequate responses and an informed decision making process in general. 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. Within this project the development and implementation of several practice oriented training modules with a work load of 40 to 50 hours each will be the main focus. The applied training on tools and techniques for ground and surface water monitoring, data management and modeling as well as the related handling of equipment for field and lab methods form the main part of the modules.