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Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman
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Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies by Dr Adrian Cashman

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Presentation made by Dr Adrian Cashman,University of the West Indies, Toolbox workshop, 25. August 2012.

Presentation made by Dr Adrian Cashman,University of the West Indies, Toolbox workshop, 25. August 2012.

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  • 1. Teaching Water Resources Management at The University of the West Indies Dr Adrian Cashman Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies UWI Cave Hill Barbados IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012
  • 2. The University of the West IndiesLocation of Post Graduate Water related Studies in The UWI Programmes CERMES -MSc. Natural Resources Management • Coastal & Marine UWI Management • Climate Change Open Mona Cave Hill St AugustineCampus Jamaica Barbados Trinidad • Water Resources Management EMU CERMES Dept. Civil St Augustine Engineering- Nat Res Man Nat Res Man Engineering MSc • Water & Wastewater Services Management • Environmental Engineering IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012
  • 3. General BackgroundResources & Support Services• Programme coordinator• Web-based Course Management System – Moodle• Library resourcesProgramme Numbers 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 14 (2) 20 (7) 20 (6) 14 (4) 21 (6) ~30 (7)Geographic Spread• Caribbean : Belize – Suriname (+ Canada, USA, Nigeria, Russia, Nicaragua, Honduras) IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012
  • 4. CERMES NRM Programme http://cermes.cavehill.uwi.edu/gradprogs.htmCommon Courses Curricula• Concepts and issues for environmental managers• Introduction to environmental planning • Hydrology and management • Groundwater Resources• Professional skills for environmental • Water and Wastewater management Management• Environmental impact assessment• Measurement and analysis in natural • Water Management and the resource management Environment• Geographic information systems• Resource economics Teaching ApproachWater Resources Management Courses• Hydrology • Seminars• Groundwater Resources • Presentations• Water and Wastewater Management • Discussion• Water Management and the • Projects & Assignments Environment • Guest lectures• Research Project • Site visits • Field Trips IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012
  • 5. Examples of Work• Group Assignment• Podcast• VideoGeneral Comments• Programme focus• Time available• Modular teaching approach IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012
  • 6. Recent Developments• EDULINK Programme Capacity Building for Water Programs in Higher Education in the Caribbean with UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, UWI St Augustine, University of Guyana, College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago• Scholarships – USAID & AusAID• Partnership with Colombia University (Colombia Water Center, Colombia International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Colombia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning) – Short courses of climate and water resources – Developing a research agenda – Building a community of practice• Research Platform - AusAID – Funding for Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD’s – Develop links with Australian Institutions IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012
  • 7. Recent Developments• Development of a new masters programme in Water Resources - AusAID CORE Research Methods Water Quality Management Environmental & Resource Hydrology I & II Climate, Change and Economics Hydrogeology I & II Hydrogeospatial systems Water Nexus (Health & Food Issues) Hydroinformatics Climate and Ecosystems Foresight Studies GIS for Climate & Water Climate and Water Security Modelling Environmental Systems Remote Sensing Climate and Water Science Climate and Water Climate Water and Society Management Climate modelling and simulation Water governance Socio-political dimensions of Economics of climate change Water, environment and climate climate change and water Hydrological modelling laws and policies Catchment and basin Groundwater modelling International agreements management Vulnerability, risk and hazard Risk communication Financing adaptation and mapping Adaptation and mitigation in mitigation Climate change and ecological practice Hazards, vulnerability and risk impacts assessments IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012
  • 8. GWP QuestionsCurrent curricula, subjects, demand and teaching process• See previous slidesAddress current challenges• Sufficient flexibility is built in to address development challenges• Study materials used; podcasts, videos, journal articles, websites, reportsIssues promoted• Gender, climate changeRevision of curricula• See previous slidesLevel to introduce IWRM• Postgraduate IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012
  • 9. Use of GWP ToolboxWhat are the ingredients for a course:• Clear goal• Teachers (not lecturers)• Students; appropriate interest & background• Facilities & Support; physical infrastructure, libraries, hands-on opportunities,• Materials; – Teaching material per se is not an issue, there’s already a lot ‘out there’ – Material resource or a package deal? – Variety of media (e.g. Ayuquila River e-case study http://river.unu.edu/main.html) IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012
  • 10. Use of GWP Toolbox• Materials; – Teaching material per se is not an issue, there’s already a lot ‘out there’ – Material resource or a package deal? – Variety of media (e.g. Ayuquila River e-case study http://river.unu.edu/main.html)Turn the question around – to what extent does GWP want to get involved?• Passive resource or active partner IWRM Knowledge Centres Workshop, Stockholm, 25th August 2012

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