Training Workshop • Bangkok, Thailand • 2-3 July 2013

The Life Cycle Initiative co-organised a “Train-the-trainers” workshop on Water Footprint at the Thailand Science Park in Bangkok, Thailand with the National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) with support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The workshop was organized for Thai practitioners and academia, with the multiple aims of developing local capacity and professional networks on water footprinting as well as developing local trainers to transfer knowledge.

Prof. Shabbir H. Gheewala, of the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Thailand, who was trained at a similar workshop organized by UNEP in Paris in November 2012, conducted this workshop in Thailand along with Dr. Stephan Pfister of ETH, Zurich. The topics covered the various issues in freshwater, the state-of-the-art in water footprint methods as well as industrial applications. Hands-on exercises were organized for the participants on using some of the water footprint methods.

The workshop was attended by about 35 participants from universities, government organizations, industry and private consultants (the workshop call attracted more than 50 interested parties). The feedback from the participants was very positive though they also realized that there are many different methods of assessment which are still “work-in-progress”. This motivated them for working in the future towards having a method tailored to the needs of Thailand. Also, an informal network was created for problem sharing and discussions on water related issues.

The elements below will be added as they are made available to us.

Presentations: Situation of Water presentation

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Other information: Training Course Agenda

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