Meeting global water challenges Welcome to a new issue of UPDATE Magazine, presenting the highly diverse activities of the Institute in education, research and capacity development. This issue highlights the changes taking place at the Institute as we move toward a global campus, pursuing enhanced and effective international academic collaboration and intensifying existing relations with partners and institutes in international learning alliances. The global campus will be an interdisciplinary environment in which a new generation of water professionals is able to explore insights into water problems from many different perspectives, and contribute to the development of creative, integrated and sustainable solutions. The resulting water leaders will blend solid knowledge and understanding of one discipline with cognitive competencies outside that discipline, enhanced by an effective combination of functional, personal and ethical competencies. ARE YOU AN ALUMNUS? We are living in an international world where email is the fastest way of keeping in touch across the globe. UNESCO-IHE follows this trend and we are increasingly sending you information by email. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us and send us your most up-to-date contact details. Your details will only be used to send you information about UNESCOIHE. We will respect your privacy at all times and will not share your information with others without your prior consent. Internal changes are needed to support this shift toward a global campus, refl ecting the aim to provide a broad range of knowledge without overlooking the need for in-depth expertise in specifi c fi elds. Following these internal reforms, the Delft Institute will have three academic departments, in line with the global developments in scientifi c research and education in the fi eld of water and environment: Water Science and Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Technology, and Integrated Water Systems and Governance. This structure ensures that the departments are suffi ciently distinct in academic orientation and approaches to water systems, while through a systems approach enabling synergies to be found in project activities. UNESCO-IHE looks forward to working with its students, researchers, alumni and partners to meet the global challenges in the water sector. Together, we have a key task in transferring knowledge and research to achieve the world’s development goals over the next decade. I wish you all the best in the new year, and look forward to continuing our mutual efforts to respond to the global water challenges. Enjoy reading this issue of UPDATE Magazine! 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4 | Interview with Chris Kalden, UNESCO-IHE Board Member 8 | Reinventing sanitation, through education and research 8 19 ABOUT THE COVER The frontcover photo shows an engineer working for NGO CARE International. He is standing in front of a water tower built to provide clean drinking water to the remote coastal villages of the Mudug region in Puntland, Somalia. Photo © Frederic Courbet / Panos 10 18 10 | Capacity Development Special 19 | KULTURisk Cultivating a culture of risk prevention 2 | Global news 7 | Column: Development cooperation in river basins 10 | University Teaching Qualification Revitalisation of Port Development Courses 18 | Climate Change adaptation São Tomé 20 | Popular science 21 | Publications 22 | How to kill the floods 24 | Past events 26 | Staff news 27 | Opinon: The right vehicle for whom? 28 | Online water resources 29 | Course information 2012-2013 The backcover photo shows a river meanders its way to Lake Bangweulu, Zambia. Seventeen rivers flow into this permanent water feature. Photo © Kieran Dodds / Panos 4 1