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Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences An open-access publication for refereed proceedings in hydrology
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Volume 366
Proc. IAHS, 366, 100-106, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-366-100-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Proc. IAHS, 366, 100-106, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-366-100-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  10 Apr 2015

10 Apr 2015

Capacity building for hydrological change – using a blended learning approach

H. Nacken H. Nacken
  • RWTH Aachen University, UNESCO Chair in Hydrological Change and Water Resources Management, Mies-van-der-Rohe Straße 17, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Abstract. Extreme hydrological events have always been a challenge to societies. There is growing evidence that hydrological extremes have already become more severe in some regions. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is characterized as one of the world’s most water-scarce and driest regions, with a high dependency on climate-sensitive agriculture. There is an urgent need for capacity building programmes that prepare water professionals and communities to deal with the expected hydrological changes and extremes. The most successful capacity building programmes are the country driven ones which involve a wide range of national stakeholders, have a high degree of in-country ownership and have an applicability character. The method of choice to set up such capacity building programmes will be through blended learning.

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