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OL 332: Water Conservation & Management.
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- Download Documents. This is where you can download Word, Excel and PDF documents that can save as course resources for future projects and use as templates for the assignments.
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Download Course Documents
OL 332: Climate Smart Agriculture
Course Participant List
OL 332 Syllabus
E-Mail and Homework Etiquette
OL 332 Assignment One Homework PDF 35K
OL 332 Assignment One Discussion PDF 35K
Magee Example Project OL 332 Assignment 1 Word Document to 35K
Field Guide: Knowledge Transfer—Developing Field Guides, Lesson Plans, and Workshops
Field Guide: Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment
Workshop Lesson Plan Template: Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment
How to Card: Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment
Examples of water related information that might be discovered in the initial community PCVA assessment.
CARE. Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis Handbook. CARE.
IFAD. Good Practices in Participatory Mapping, IFAD.
IIED. Participatory Learning and Action 54: Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication, IIED.
OL 332 Assignment Two Homework PDF 35K
OL 332 Assignment Two Discussion PDF 35K
Magee Example Project OL 332 Assignment 2 Word Document 35K
OL 332 Assignment Three Homework PDF 35K
OL 332 Assignment Three Discussion PDF 35K
Magee Example Project OL 332 Assignment 3 Word Document 35K
OL 332 Lesson Plan – Forming a Community Water Conservation and Management Committee
OL 332 Assignment Four Homework PDF 35K
OL 332 Assignment 4 Discussion PDF 35K
Magee Example Project OL 332 Assignment 4 Word Document 35K
Field Guide & Lesson Plan A4: Developing a Water Conservation & Management Plan
OL 332 Assignment Five Homework PDF 35K
OL 332 Assignment Five Discussion PDF 35K
Magee Example Project OL 332 Assignment 5 Word Document 35K
Erik Nissen-Petersen: Water from Small Dams
OL 332 Assignment Six Homework PDF 35K
OL 332 Assignment Six Discussion PDF 35K
Magee Example Project OL 332 Assignment 6 Word Document 36K
Field Guide and Lesson Plan A6 Introduction Developing a Water Use Management Plan
How To Card A6 Developing a Water Conservation & Management Plan
OL 332 Assignment Seven Homework PDF 35K
OL 332 Assignment Seven Discussion PDF 35K
Magee Example Project OL 332 Assignment 7 Word Document 36K
OL 332 A7 Field Guide, How To Card, Lesson Plan – Community Level Water Harvesting as a Component of a Water Conservation & Management Plan
OL 332 A7 Field Guide, How To Card, Lesson Plan – Household Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting
Field Guide: Knowledge Transfer — Developing Field Guides, Lesson Plans, and Workshops
OL 332 Assignment Eight Homework PDF 35K
OL 332 Assignment Eight Discussion PDF 35K
Magee Example Project OL 332 Assignment 8 Word Document 36K
Webpages with Weekly Course Discussions and Assignments
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OL 332 Assignment 1
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OL 332 Discussion 3
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OL 332 Assignment 8
OL 332 Class Home Page
Welcome to Online Learning: OL 332 Community Level Water Conservation and Management
Welcome to the Center for Sustainable Development’s online learning course OL 332 Community Level Water Conservation and Management. In this course you will assess highly specific challenges that your communities face related to water challenges. In this course we will not be trying to change your original project — but simply zeroing in on a more specific definition of the challenge.
We will then begin researching solutions for the challenge which are perhaps also more specifically defined then your original activities in your outline. We will conclude the course with a your a capacity building workshop using one of these your more highly refined activities to address one of your communities challenges.
Be sure to read E-Mail and Homework Etiquette
You have signed up for a specific course within specific dates. If you are not able to complete the course within these dates, the Center allows you to take the course again for 50% of the normal course fee if you enroll in the very next scheduled course and use the very same project. Unfortunately, we can’t make exceptions.
Please feel free to review E-Mail and Homework Etiquette in the Download Class Documents as a refresher. Course participants who successfully complete a course on time will receive a course certificate. Learn the full details.
OL 332 Course Syllabus
- Contact a water management expert about developing a participatory process and training program.
- Facilitate the organization of community-based Water Conservation and Management Committee.
- If you formed a committee and OL 343, you can simply form a subcommittee for this.
- Survey community members to identify their knowledge of water use. Identify local knowledge on conservation techniques.
- Community workshop on participatory mapping of water resources, uses, challenges and ecosystem services.
- If you did this in OL 343, you can use that information.
- Identify important water sources and challenges.
- Prioritize degraded watersheds, water springs, rivulets, ravines and man-made waterways for protection/restoration.
||Water Resources Management
Setting up a Water Management Committee developing a Water Management plan. In week 8 of OL 343 you set up a community based water management committee. You can use the same technique to set up a Community Based Water Management Subcommittee. The committee will be in charge of developing a Water Management plan. Setting up a subcommittee is a much more rapid process than setting up a full committee.
||Design Techniques: Environmental Restoration
- Evaluate results of participatory mapping of water resources and challenges.
- Watershed management and soil and water conservation.
- Watershed restoration and conservation through reforestation.
- Check dams for controlling runoff and plugging gullies.
||Design Techniques: Water Harvesting. What is water harvesting?
- Household rooftop rainwater harvesting.
- Water collection and rainwater storage. Rainwater harvesting tank.
- Work with local designers and material providers to design affordable, appropriate, rainwater harvesting systems.
- Simple point of use water purification systems.
- Community-level rainwater harvesting.
- Subsurface dams. Small earth dams. Water from rocks. Reservoirs.
- Rain water storage tanks.
||Planning for Conservation
- Propose appropriate techniques to the Water Conservation and Management Committee for feedback.
- Committee workshop(s) on developing a community based water use, conservation and management plan.
- Prioritize which water conservation/management technique should be introduced in the first workshop.
- Contact water expert for feedback and input
- Develop a workshop lesson plan.
- Draw a how-to card.
- Arrange the date and location for the workshop with your community contact person.
- Arrange for supplies and tools for the workshop with your community contact person.
- Organize your own presentation materials.
- Arrange for colleagues to accompany you in facilitating the workshop.
- Ask water management expert to join you in the workshop
- Facilitate the capacity building workshop in the field.
So what’s next? Click on the Assignment One Discussion and get started in climate smart agriculture!
I hope you enjoy the course — I’m very much looking forward to working with you.