Training for the Tsumeb Sub Basin Management Committee and Forum Members was held in Tsumeb from the 6th – 7th of November 2012. The training was facilitated by the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia and the aim of the training was to enhance knowledge, skills and the attitude of the Basin Management Committee.

Group work

Participants having group discussion on integrated water resources management

Various topics were deliberated on during the two day training session, ranging from the legal framework, demarcation of Namibia into basins, stakeholder participation, and effective representation. The ...

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The E-CAP team facilitated two workshops in Nuwe Fontein and /Aub!gaos. The aim of the workshops was to introduce the proposed dry sanitation systems to the communities and raise awareness on health and hygiene.

Nuwe Community

Nuwe Fontein community members attending the workshop

The dry sanitation systems proposed for piloting were the Amalooloo and Envirosan. The awareness raising activities were done together with staff from the Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation Cordination DWSSC and Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) in the region. The dry sanitation systems were displayed for the...

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The Gobabeb Research and Training Centre held its annual Open Day on 22nd September 2012 to help celebrate its 50th anniversary. Six DRFN staff members supported preparations and participated in the event by arranging posters of past Summer Desertification Projects, past Summer Land Care Projects and a summary of the past participants and what they are doing now. DRFN staff also sent out the invitations on their much faster website, served as the focal point for attendance confirmations and organised participation of students who had worked with Gobabeb in various projects. DRFN also supplied ...

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The E-CAP team travelled to the pilot sites in Grundorn South and Nico Noord in the Hardap region to collect temperature loggers which were installed in August 2012. Four toilets were installed with temperature loggers, one in the collection chamber just above the drying bucket, and the other inside the toilet. The recording was timed at 6 minute intervals and recordings were taken from the 22nd of August until the 25th of September 2012. This is a follow up investigation to see whether the temperature in these toilets reaches the optimum temperature (50°) required to speed up the dying proce...

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