Water Governance Training Course (CBSS) *new dates* 19 Aug (Pta) & 9 Sept (Stellenbosch)

Dear Colleagues

Considering  that our current Level of COVID-19 Regulations are still in force until 15 February, and that the new strain of the coronavirus is especially virulent, we unfortunately have to postpone our Courses scheduled for 9 – 11 February (in Pretoria) and for 9 – 11 March (near Stellenbosch) to the second half of the year.   We are doing our best to comply with the government’s decision to limit gatherings for extended periods of time, and we remain committed to safeguarding the health and safety of all our delegates.

Our new course dates are as follows:

  • 17 – 19 August 2021, in Pretoria
    • Refresher (for those who attended previous courses): 19 August 2021
    • Early Bird discount applicable until 6 July 2021
    • Registration closes 20 July 2021
    • Only TWO (2) seats still available
  • 7 – 9 September 2021, near Stellenbosch
    • Refresher(for those who attended previous courses): 9 September 2021
    • Early bird payment before 20 July 2021
    • Registration closes 3 August 2021
    • Nine (9) seats still available
  • Mpumalanga, KZN and Eastern Cape: date and venue to be confirmed, depending on interest

If you have already paid for the course, your booking is secured for these new dates.  If you had booked for the course, but have not paid yet, you will receive an updated invoice reflecting the new dates. If you have just showed interest or made an enquiry about the course, but have not completed your registration form yet, please do so without delay, as there are only a few slots left!  You can register here: https://cbosss.com/our-training-solutions/register/

For those of you who have asked if we could present the course virtually, we have conducted a trial and have presented an amended version of the Course virtually to Masters’ students at the UFS in October.  As we have been presenting the same course to UFS students for the past 6 years in person, and as they write exams, we could measure the difference in their performance between the in-person course and the virtual course.  The exam results of the students taught in October in a virtual manner, indicated that they had great difficultly in grasping some of the more complex concepts and issues in water governance, primarily because they could not have the same level of debate and discussion during the practical exercises, that would have assisted in cementing their knowledge and understanding. We therefore think it is better to rather postpone the course than present it virtually, so that we can benefit from learning from one another in person, and that you will receive the best value for your time and money.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this postponement may have caused (hopefully we have all been vaccinated by August!!).  In the meantime, because I know you are all interested in water governance, I attach a fascinating report on water governance for you that you can peruse at your leisure.  You can also listen to one of my presentations on the role of water monitoring in water governance, here: https://cbosss.com/how-to-turn-your-water-quality-data-into-water-management-knowledge/

Thank you for your understanding in these trying times!

Looking forward to meeting with all of you, eventually

Warm regards



Carin Bosman
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