This work stream has, since 2011, focused on groundwater resource management and has widened recently to challenges faced by water boards. To date all DWDO's from the 28 districts, MoAIWD staff from all Directorates in the 3 regions and Tikwere house, have all undertaken team building/targeted Groundwater Resource IWRM training in Scotland.
Additionally, by March 2018 all WMA and BM in all 28 districts will have been trained in key technical skills for drilling oversight and hydrological understanding. In 2018 this will be widened to provide Training Courses for all NGO's and Ministry Staff on the Water Resources Act (2013) Malawi which is the legislative target for all WASH activity. but for which a lack of knowledge by the NGO sector ha led to poor adherence (in the absence of regulatory strength). We have been requested to do this in support of the forthcoming NWRA launch and WWD 2018, and welcome co-financing partnership
Within this work stream activities related to groundwater development, hydrogeological studies and borehole drilling practices are developed. Likewise, workshops and training related to water management, water governance or water policy are also developed among other topics. Hence, the CJF aims to improve the bond between Scotland and Malawi through learning from join and shared experiences.
The activities developed are designed and implemented to gain the highest possible impact within the water sector representatives at all the levels of the public administration.
Some of the goals of this work stream are:
Training for the Ministry’s Water Monitoring Assistants (WMA) in basic hydrogeology, drilling supervision and hand pump maintenance.
Training for Ministry Staff (at Local, Regional and National level) on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Hydrogeology and Field Methods and team building for Ministry.
Collect, collate and disseminate seminal, but poorly distributed, ground water-related literature to civil society, Ministry’s Drinking Water Development Officers (DWDO) and development partners, to support investment planning and resource allocation.
Work in close collaboration with local research institutions and/or academia, to promote and coordinate ground-water-related short training courses to civil society, government and/or private sector.
Key Performance Indicators (KPI) review and development of planning for Benchmarking of the Water Industry in Malawi.