STUDENT RESOURCE PAGE
OL 332: Water Conservation & Management.
This OL 332 Student Resource Page has three sections that can easily be reached by clicking on the red links just below.
Read the Class Homepage First.
1. 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.
2. The Course Website. Webpage versions of the discussions and assignments for each week.
3. Read this first: The Class Home Page. This gives you an overview of the course and also sets up the course logistics.
Links on this OL 332 Student Resource Page:
Download Course Documents
OL 332: Climate Smart Agriculture
Course Participant List
IIED. Participatory Learning and Action 54: Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication, IIED.
Webpages with Weekly Course Discussions and Assignments
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.
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
|Week 1.||Local Context|
1. Contact a water management expert about developing a participatory process and training program.
1. 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.
|Week 3.||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.
|Week 4.||Design Techniques: Environmental Restoration|
1. Evaluate results of participatory mapping of water resources and challenges.
|Week 5.||Design Techniques: Water Harvesting. What is water harvesting?|
1. Household rooftop rainwater harvesting.
|Week 6.||Planning for Conservation|
1. Propose appropriate techniques to the Water Conservation and Management Committee for feedback.
|Week 7.||Workshop Planning|
1. Prioritize which water conservation/management technique should be introduced in the first workshop.
|Week 8.||Capacity Building|
1. Organize your own presentation materials.
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.