Survey TheWaterChannel Offline


Published on is an online video channel completely dedicated to water related videos. TheWaterChannel is a cooperation between Cap-Net, MetaMeta, UNESCO-IHE and Nymphaea.
TheWaterChannel is currently exploring the idea of developing offline tools for education and awareness-building. This could be in the form of a DVD with videos and text/multimedia resources.
For this purpose TheWaterChannel carried out a small survey among Cap-Net members.
Between September and December 2009, a total of 112 respondents filled in the survey.

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Survey TheWaterChannel Offline

  1. 1. Developing offline tools for water education and awareness raising; video DVD based on TheWaterChannel A Survey among Cap-Net Members December 2nd, 2009
  2. 2. Introduction is an online video channel completely dedicated to water related videos. TheWaterChannel is a cooperation between Cap-Net, MetaMeta, UNESCO-IHE and Nymphaea. TheWaterChannel is currently exploring the idea of developing offline tools for education and awareness-building. This could be in the form of a DVD with videos and text/multimedia resources. For this purpose TheWaterChannel carried out a small survey among Cap-Net members. Between September and December 2009, a total of 112 respondents filled in the survey.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Geographical overview of respondents </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2. What kind of capacity building activities are your currently involved in? 9% 10 Other 63% 71 Capacity building 47% 53 Awareness 34% 38 Short professional courses 11% 12 Basic education 15% 17 Vocational training 52% 58 Academic education
  5. 5. 3. In your training do you use multimedia? 5% 6 Other 35% 39 Computer simulations 66% 74 Videos 96% 108 PowerPoint 4% 4 No, I don't use it
  6. 6. 4. How would you preferably use videos in your educational activities? 2% 2 Other 29% 33 To serve as an input for discussion 46% 51 To show case studies 21% 23 To explain basic techniques 3% 3 I would not use them
  7. 7. 5. On what topics would you prefer videos to be available? Please identify 3 topics. 54% 60 Water pollution, water quality, wastewater treatment 18% 20 Gender 29% 33 Drinking Water Supply 31% 35 Agriculture 46% 51 Climate Change 24% 27 Transboundary water management 24% 27 Urban water management 13% 15 Lakes and wetlands 39% 44 Water harvesting 33% 37 Groundwater 21% 24 Flood management 21% 24 WASH and water related diseases 78% 87 Integrated Water Resources Management
  8. 8. 6. What would be the ideal length of a video that you would use in your educational educational activities? 7% 8 > 30 minutes 49% 55 10 - 30 minutes 38% 42 5 - 10 minutes 6% 7 1 - 5 minutes
  9. 9. 7. What type of videos would you like to include? (you can check as many boxes as you like) 1% 1 Other 49% 55 Video taped lectures 66% 74 Project video reports 54% 60 Animations 19% 21 Short public service announcements 78% 87 Documentaries 77% 86 Instructional videos (demonstration of techniques etc.)
  10. 10. 8. What other kind of material would you like to include? 2% 2 Other 62% 69 links to websites 71% 80 Pictures and maps 45% 50 Posters 81% 91 Case studies 62% 69 General background documents 4% 4 Nothing, videos only would be helpful
  11. 11. Additional remarks of respondents (1) <ul><li>Videos are in my opinion a great tool for all types of public. A video that presents facts on a specific water management problem and the opportunities to approach it is a good tool to get political will, encourage demand management and attracts support to action. </li></ul><ul><li>I do not have any additional comments except work on the practicalities </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator for the video is good to help the audience understand better. I have no comments , kindly inform me for any news concerning this subject </li></ul><ul><li>My country IRAQ is one of the regions of the world that is facing many challenges when it comes to managing its water resources. One of the challenges and obvious causes is that my country lies in open warfare over decades, and has recently emerged from three large scale conflicts in its recent history, only to plunge into renewed violence and instability. Since 2003, Iraq is therefore facing a multi-layered crisis where the water and sanitation features at the top of national priorities, so this dormant war situation paralyze protection, preservation, not to speak about restrain and development? so videos Documentaries is very helpful for us in Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>This would be a great work! </li></ul><ul><li>The videos are very good tools in teaching and capacity building. Unfortunately, those are not available. If videos are available on water, I will use those for different levels of teaching and trainings in Sri Lanka. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Additional remarks of respondents (2) <ul><li>Sometimes we have to go to the rural areas where electricity is not available, then we use posters. </li></ul><ul><li>With changing climate, it is important that water is managed in a holistic manner for man and animal survival, promote off-rainfall season (irrigation-based)food production in wet, semi-arid and arid environments. This will minimise conflicts over water and other natural resources. It is also important to focus on water quality, pollution, wastewater treatment, especially in urbanising and industrialising areas. This has been and is still a problem in many developing countries that have not followed a well planned development path. The survival of many African communities is increasingly dependent on the availability and access to safe, clean and sufficient water. It is important to involved people in the development, management (maintenance) of water infrastructure i.e. development of water infrastructure should be based on a &quot;people-centered&quot; pathway. By so doing, it promotes support, popularity, ownership and sustainability of the water development/infrastructure by the recipient communities. Therefore, DVD models that showcase involvement of people in water development and success stories would be useful in the planned awareness/ education drive.WGI would be glad to contribute to the development of such DVD materials about the success, failure and needs stories of water development in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Timely Move. Keep us posted on the developments </li></ul>
  13. 13. Additional remarks of respondents (3) <ul><li>This is a step in the right direction. To reduce the cost of learning it is good to have distance learning which can successfully be handled through Video DVD system presentations. Thank you. It would be very useful to have a video dealing with IWRM and its implications for- linkages with strategic environmental assessments and EIA. This would contribute to simultaneous mainstreaming environmental and water resources issues. </li></ul><ul><li>From my experience with online learning and use of valuable information available from the internet, I have noted that these learning resources are very important and do create pertinent awareness. However, students become more conscious of problems when the learning tools are based on situated learning. Unless the problems and case studies addressed are within their living environment, the level of commitment is low. </li></ul><ul><li>So any modules to be developed will need to take into consideration local problems and its own case studies. </li></ul><ul><li>We would like to work with CAP-NET in capacity building and awareness in water related issues </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Sir, Thanks very much for this. It is very helpful for the students and the lecturer to use these kind of new teaching tools. However, in Syria, the Internet connection still too low and not much reliable. i wonder if some, any, of there water related videos especially in the Subject of Groundwater can be sent to me by air mail (address below). </li></ul>
  14. 14. Additional remarks of respondents (4) <ul><li>I think its wonderful idea, hope to implemented </li></ul><ul><li>It would be useful to produce videos that are compatible with systems in different parts of the world, i.e. PAL and NTSC. </li></ul><ul><li>GREAT CONCEPT. PLEASE INCLUDE US IN ANY AND ALL VENTURES IN THIS REGARD. </li></ul><ul><li>It is too difficult to download in Syria, Would it be possible to receive copies of the completed DVDs, Many Thanks </li></ul><ul><li>If there could be pictures of the case study may be there has been an intervention showing the area how it was before the intervention, during the intervention and after the intervention could be very helpful </li></ul><ul><li>We are dealing in water sector planning and development projects of rural areas of Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>TN-IAMWARM is a world Bank funded IWRM project implemented in 63 Sub-basins across the state of Tamil Nadu.We propose to provide a web-based course on water management to the water users associations and field functionaries mainly to build capacity of the individuals and institutions.The course will cover Participatory Irrigation Management,Water saving Crop Husbandry and Agri Business. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Additional remarks of respondents (5) <ul><li>I will like to be informed of any regional workshop on Water Resources Management and related activities </li></ul><ul><li>May be included knowledge base (Ebooks, containing instructional and some theories). Case studies in village level are very important. </li></ul><ul><li>This could go a long way in enhancing skills and knowledge in managing some of the disasters which are related to water and climate change. </li></ul><ul><li>I really support this idea since it will easy the teaching and training task. Sometimes we have to train and explain some simple notions to politicians and non illiterate people. Scientific and academic methods seems to be inappropriate. We really need these kits! Thanks in advance! </li></ul><ul><li>I think it is important to focus on the variety of public that will attend the video, cultural and education level background, so that the material would be fully appreciated by the person attending it. </li></ul><ul><li>Community Water Resources development is one of our 5 sector pillars we have targetted for 2010. Small to medium dams to support micro irrigation development will be ideal projects for economic empowerment. DVDs and Video tapes topics on the above are very much appreciated. </li></ul><ul><li>Our project is Integrated Coastal Resources Management so we are also interested in water as a general topic or even as part of the overall program objectives </li></ul>
  16. 16. Additional remarks of respondents (6) <ul><li>Videos should be such that what ever topic you discuss people can get the real picture in the can be a very effective support material, It should not only deal with problems but also give solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>You can produce video about water settlements and human migration in the Word because in the areas suffering of the shortage of water , there is always forced migrants and refugees to other country for the search of new settlements of water. With my best regards! </li></ul><ul><li>As a Rural development worker in Nepal especially involved in Water, Sanitation and Livelihood through sustainable Agriculture Sector your highly reputed organization's publication and activities is subject of interest very much. Thanks… </li></ul><ul><li>Am interest with more than three topics such as urban water management, climate change and drinking water supply but, as it mentioned I just chose the most important three. </li></ul>