The Kura II Project IWRM Academy
A capacity needs assessment was conducted at the beginning of the project. The findings were used to prioritize areas for capacity building and to design a capacity building program which accompanied the project. 21 different training activities have been conducted between 2017 and 2020 with a total of 76 days in each country. All trainings were held in person and in both countries, Azerbaijan and Georgia, until the Covid-19 situation has restricted travelling. However, only three trainings were affected by Covid-19 and were held as virtual meetings. The trainings cut across all sectors of an IWRM approach. The training activities started with a training cluster consisting of fundamental elements of IRWM like IWRM principles, integrating environmental aspects and economics followed by a general overview of water quality components and legal aspects. The second training cluster spanned across more than 12 months and addressed modelling, hydrology, river ecology, GIS, groundwater, monitoring and hydro-economics. This was followed by advanced hydrological modelling and flood management. The capacity building programme was concluded with a capacity needs assessment. Recommendations are given based on the outcome of the different training modules. The content of the capacity building programme was made available to the focal point ministries to allow more employees to go through the training course material.
05 Jul 2021