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1 Capacity building programmes in the South African water sector: Are they complementing each other or getting in each other’s way? Lewis Jonker Department of Earth Sciences – EWS Section Presented at the 5 th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development Delft, The Netherlands, May 2013

2 The New Beginning 2

3 The Vision 3

4 Access This Instead of this 4

5 Sustainability wolfwaters.blogspot.comljonker 5

6 The Water Reform Trajectory 6

7 The capacity discourse The new water management regime will require a water professional with skills that is different from those needed in the previous water management regime 7

8 The Foresight A DWAF/UNESCO/WMO Mission was launched with the objective to provide assistance in the assessment of E&T needs for water management services in South Africa. 8

9 The outcome – A report tilted DWAF/UNESCO/WMO Mission on the Assessment of the Education and Training Needs of the Water Resources Management Services of the Republic of South Africa. DWAF (1998) 9

10 What did the mission look at during its efforts? 10

11 What did the mission look at during its efforts? A thorough assessment of the water related education and training on offer in the higher education environment in South Africa. 11

12 What did the mission look at during its efforts? A thorough assessment of the water related education and training in the higher education environment in South Africa. Identified a range of ‘new skills’ that the new water professional should possess. 12

13 What did the mission look at during its efforts? A thorough assessment of the water related education and training in the higher education environment in South Africa. Identified a range of ‘new skills’ that the new water professional should possess. Recommended a programme (FETWater) through which training could be provided that should address the new skills required. 13

14 The capacity discourse continued By the time FETWater programme was rolled out with the first workshop in March 2003 the discourse of a general lack of capacity in the water sector was firmly entrenched in the South Africa 14

15 What was the response to lack of capacity and the recommendations of the DWAF/UNESCO/WMO Mission report? 15

16 The response DWA operationalised the FETWater programme as recommended by the DWAF/UNESCO/WMO Mission 16

17 The response Commissioned more studies 17

18 and more studies 18

19 and more studies 19

20 and more studies 20

21 and yet more studies 57 21

22 What came out of these studies? 22

23 1. Obsession of getting the numbers exactly right Skills Designations Available Capacity Required Capacity Skills Gap Senior Specialists Engineers (Engineering & Related professions 352 Senior Specialist Engineer (Engineering Sciences) 110 Senior Engineer (Engineering Sciences) 143 Principal Engineer (Engineering Sciences) 011 Hydrologists (Geologist, geophysicist, hydrology & related professions) 017 Senior Hydrologists (Geologist, geophysicist, hydrology & related professions) 9145 Principal Hydrologist (Geologist, geophysicist, hydrology & related professions) 253 Senior Hydrologist (Chemical & Physical Sciences related) 143 Principal Hydrologist (Natural Science) 3129 Geographer & Senior Geographer (Geologist Geophysicist & related Prof) 022 Geographer (Engineering Sciences related)

24 2. A demand that graduates from tertiary education hit the ground running. cubescrambler.com 24

25 3. A push for a single body to coordinate education and training in the water sector. thecataloguekid.blogspot.com 25

26 4. A propensity for one big solution 2videsign.com 26

27 A second response Development of a Postgraduate Diploma in IWRM at the University of the Western Cape in

28 What issues did the PGD address? 28

29 What issues did the PGD address? It allowed us to get to grips with the numbers 29

30 What issues did the PGD address? It provided a bridge between the study of for example undergraduate chemistry and water and water quality. 30

31 A third response The operationalization of FETWater 31

32 The attraction of the FETWater mechanism It is flexible and robust. It can draw on the best expertise in the particular area where training is required. It approaches the provision of training from the demand side. It creates the space for different sector players to coordinate and direct the provision of education and training to their staff members. 32

33 A third response The establishment of the Learning Academy by the Department of Water Affairs in

34 Aimed at internal DWA capacity through The provision of bursaries Placement of new entrees with mentors 34

35 Summary 35

36 Skills assessment route Where commissioned studies is meant to arrive at a coordinated single solution by delivering the exact number of persons required at any particular time with the ability to function optimally within the organisation from the first day of appointment 36

37 The evolutionary route Where training programmes originate in different places, develop along different trajectories, addressing skills needs in different ways with all them having a common purpose. 37

38 Which route to choose? 38

39 Thank you 39


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