- Science and Education for Water Services

In 1998, the Capacity Development of Water and Environmental Services (CADWES) research team was formally established at Tampere University of Technology (TUT).

As its mission CADWES has defined "to produce usable knowledge and education, based on multi- and interdisciplinary research, on the evolution and development of sustainable use of water services and water resources in a wider institutional context: organisations, governance, management, economics, legislation, policy, rules and practices".


UNECWAS Conference 3.6.2022

Tämän hetken ja tulevaisuuden haasteet ja niihin varautuminen

Water sector challenges now and in the future – how to cope with them?

EDIT: Konferenssin esitykset (pdf) löydät nyt tästä linkistä. Kiitos kaikille osallistujille!

Presentations (pdf) are now available from this link. Thank you for all!

Jo järjestykseltään kymmenes Unesco-oppituolin vuosikonferenssi pidetään ZOOMin välityksellä 3.6.2022.

Mukana on alustajia kolmelta eri mantereelta (Eurooppa, Aasia, Afrikka).

Paikka: ZOOM/ Tampereen yliopisto

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 667 1904 4801

Passcode/Salasana: CADWES

Järjestäjät: CADWES, GROWS, Tampereen Dosenttiyhdistys

Seminaarin tukijat: VEPATUKI2-tutkimusklusteri

Time: 3/6/2022, at 9.00 a.m.


Water sector challenges now and in the future – how to cope with them?

9.00 Tilaisuuden avaus, UNESCO Chair Petri Juuti, Tampere University

9.05 Avajaissanat, Tutkimuksen vararehtori, professori Tapio Visakorpi

9.30 Vesihuollon myytit murskaksi -kirjan julkaisu, Vastapainon edustaja & dosentti Tapio
S. Katko

10.00 Greetings from UNESCO HQ

10.30 Drainage and Wastewater Management in China from Ancient time to present
age, Professor Zheng Xiao Yun, Hubei University, China

11.15 Coffee break

11.30 New UNESCO Chair on Flood and Drought Risks in the Southern Africa Region: the
objectives of the Chair, Professor Damas Alfred Mashauri, University of Namibia.

12.15 Lunch

13.00 Contingency planning and climate change: Water and sanitation in developing
countries’ megacities Extraordinary Professor Johann WN Tempelhoff, North-West
University, South Africa

13.45 Countering Economic Odds in Water and Sanitation Provision: The case of
Kenya. Doctoral Researcher Japhet Koros, Tampere University

14.15 Discussion / Keskustelu

14.30 Tilaisuus päättyy / dosentti, co-Chair Riikka Juuti

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World Water Day / Kansainvälisen vesipäivän seminaari 2022

Join Zoom Meeting on Monday, March 21 at 4 p.m.

Meeting ID: 613 8188 4840
Passcode: CADWES

World Water Day (21.3.2022, at 16.00)

Opening: Petri Juuti, UNESCO chair, Sustainable Water Services
Lecture: Public-People Cooperation: hits and misses in sustaining Nairobi’s Groundwater, Japhet Koros, Doctoral Student
Discussion: all participants are welcome to join the discussion and ask questions.

Kansainvälisen vesipäivän seminaari (21.3.2022, klo 16.00)

Avaus: Petri Juuti, UNESCO chair, Kestävät vesihuoltopalvelut
Luento: Public-People Cooperation: hits and misses in sustaining Nairobi’s Groundwater, Japhet Koros, Doctoral Student
Keskustelu ja tilaisuuden päätös.

Public-People Cooperation: hits and misses in sustaining Nairobi’s Groundwater

The importance of groundwater sources has been increasingly growing in the city of Nairobi in the face of aa increasing demand for freshwater resources.

An increasing demand emerging from a fast-growing urban population, urbanization bringing about high per capita water consumption, and growth in industrial production have led to a strain on surface water sources that have been more relied on for the city’s water supply requirements. For instance, the frequency of water rationing has increased in order to ensure equitable allocation.

Consequently, thousands of boreholes have been sunk in the city in the recent years but with challenges in regulation of groundwater abstractions, the levels have been constantly decreasing. Similarly, the expansion of urban development and population growth continue to expose groundwater recharge areas to encroachment and degradation. These factors pose a risk for the future water availability for the city. And similarly, faced with the pressures of population growth, urbanization and industrial water demand, the challenge of managing groundwater will likely also intensify.

The water resources authority that is mandated with regulation of groundwater resources is unlikely to match the escalated demand in its limited composition of staff and resources, and neither is the county government that is charged with protection of groundwater recharge areas in the absence of local partners to help in enforcing compliance. The role of water resource users associations, as local level participants may then be prime in closing the gap, especially of enabling self-regulation, and providing critical data and information, for example, on who owns a borehole, and how much is being abstracted.  But these are similarly limited in capacity in terms of knowledge on technical and regulatory issues in groundwater management, besides the general disadvantage of the invisible changes in quantity or quality in groundwater.

Institutional frameworks for stronger collaboration between the authority, the county government, and the water resources users associations need to be factored as a seeming prerequisite for effective groundwater management for the city of Nairobi. 

Related links:
“Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible” the theme of World Water Day 2022
VVY: Maailman vesipäivän 2022 teema on pohjavesi

CADWES Capacity Development of Water and Environmental Services research team, Tampere University
CADWES Vesihuoltopalveluiden tutkimusryhmä, Rakennetun ympäristön tiedekunta, Tampereen yliopisto
Tampereen Dosenttiyhdistys Ry
Tampere Grand Old Water Professionals ry – Tampere GROWS ry

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CADWES Väitöstilaisuus 10.12.2021

Laura Inha: Muuttuvassa maailmassa tarvitaan muutosjoustavia vesihuoltopalveluita

Väitöstilaisuus perjantaina 10.12.2021 kello 12.00 – 16.00

Paikka: Rakennustalon auditoriossa RG202, Korkeakoulunkatu 5, 33720 Tampere

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