The lecture was given by Mr. Armand Houanye, GWPSA’s Africa Programme Officer. The lecture was on Integrated Urban Water Management, with a focus on the Urban Water Security Programme being developed by Global Water Partnership.
The overall Water Demand Management course contributed to students being able to:
- Critically analyse water demand management and its application
- Apply water demand management strategies in different settings
- Demonstrate an improved understanding of the inter-relationships between socio-political processes, technical processes and hydrological processes on access to water in urban areas
The Water Demand Management coursework further contributes to entrenching a water demand culture in the SADC region, thereby contributing to the goals of regional integration and poverty alleviation through the principles of pro-poor, efficient and sustainable water utilisation. The programme is in line with the SADC Regional Strategic Action Plan on Integrated Water Resources Development and Management.