Presentation of the IHP Water Information Network System (IHP-WINS) to SADC water professionals

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an expansive region, with unevenly-distributed water resources compared to population and settlement patterns coupled with a variable and changing climate. Therefore water availability and water quality are critical concerns for many SADC Member States. Strengthening institutional and technical capacities of the entities in charge of water resources are considered as key factors to improve water governance. In this regard, there is an urgent demand to use technology to better effect, which would assist stakeholders in better coordinating the design and support of operations, management, and decision making for sound water resources governance.

UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) will present on 22 March 2017 in Johannesburg - South Africa, the Water Information Network System (IHP-WINS) to officials from Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The training is aimed at fostering national human resources with technical capacity using geospatial tools (GIS) for the management of water resources.
IHP-WINS is an open source and open access platform that combines geolocalized data. This user-friendly, interactive tool can be used by a wide variety of stakeholders, to explore the data and generate customized maps. It was developed to also assist Member States in monitoring and implementing the Sustainable Development Goal to "ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all" (SDG6).


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 22.03.2017 08:00 local time
End 22.03.2017 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Carvalho Resende, Tales
Organizer UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
Contact Tales Carvalho Resende / / +33 (0)1 45 68 39 65
Country South Africa
City Johannesburg
Street Protea Hotel OR Tambo
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event
Estimated number of participants 30
Official Website
Link 1 Water Information Network System (IHP-WINS)
Link 2 Introducing the Water Information Network System (IHP-WINS)
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