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Capacity building for better water management

Published April 2011

(The News N° 21 - January 2011)

In 2010, 6,000 trainees benefited from the training provided by the National Water Training Center (NWTC) of the International Office for Water.

Every year, the NWTC draws on its sites in Limoges and La Souterraine, the water professionals who want to improve their technical and regulatory knowledge and skills. Nearly 2,000 trainees are thus trained directly on their workplaces.

From operators to department heads, all the staffs of drinking water supply and sanitation utilities find at the NWTC all the useful trai - ning courses needed for good control and evolution of their work.
For the staffs of Public On-Site Sanitation Services, Syndicates of Technical Assistance to Wastewater Treatment and to Sani tation, governmental services, Water Agencies, municipalities, industrial companies or of consul ting firms, the training offer is thought, orga nized and delivered so as to meet the needs for ongoing reorganizations, regula - tory changes and new activities...

A specific catalogue is also addressing the personnel managing process water in the industry.
The NWTC’s professional trainers, supplemented by the best experts as lecturers, design and develop training programs using a concept of putting the students in real working situation, unique in France and Europe.

Participants will thus benefit from their trai ning which can be measured with our instruments for assessing the knowledge acqui red.

The NWTC also offers training programs, some of them graduating, on 15 trai ning days, which correspond to periods of professionalization.

The NWTC is certified ISO 9001, Version 2000, and also has the quality labels "AQUAPLUS" and "QUALIPUIE” as center for rainwater reuse.

 

(The News N° 17 - February 2010)

The French National Water Training Center (FNWTC) of the International Office for Water, with its two sites at Limoges in Haute-Vienne and at La Souterraine in the Creuse, attracts each year more and more water professionals, anxious to improve their knowledge and technical skills. Should they be Elected Officials, Managers, Department Heads, Engineers, Technicians or Operators of drinking water supply and sanitation utilities, or wastewater treatment plants, employees of State services, Water Agencies, industry or consulting firms, or coming from the public sector or the private sector, the training offer is designed, orga nized and provided to meet all their needs.

In 2009, 6,000 trainees benefited from these courses, which will have direct use in their work!
The ”FNWTC” is increasing its experts’ team, including now 30 permanent trainers who, assisted by the best experts in the profession, take care of training based on a concept of putting the trainees in a real working situation on technical units unique in Europe
.

Using its knowledge of the various water professions, the FNWTC proposes mo dules allowing the trainees to acquire the knowledge and abilities necessary to fulfill their task without any problem. For a company, training activities are a real investment, for which it is legitimate to measure their feedback: the FNWTC instal led a powerful tool to evaluate the training benefits.

The FNWTC can also advise a local authority or a private company on the choice of the training courses best adapted to its needs and offer, through "Intra" trai - ning programs”, the possibility of customizing its training courses.

The FNWTC proposes training cycles or courses, ending with an evaluation day for validating the trainee’s knowledge and their granting of a certificate. They can be "tailormade". These graduating courses corres - ponds to 15 training days. It is possible to consult the whole trai - ning offer on the Internet.

 

(The News N° 16 - December 2008)

The National Water Training Center (CNFME) of the International Office for Water, established in Limousin on the two sites of Limoges and La Souterraine, attracts each year more and more water professionals, anxious to improve their knowledge and technical skills.

Should they be Elected Officials, Managers, Department Heads, Engineers, Technicians or Operators of drinking water supply and sanitation utilities, or wastewater treatment plants, employees of State services, Water Agencies, industry or consulting firms, or coming from the public sector or the private sector, the training offer is thought, organized and provided to meet their needs in the best way possible.

The extent of the training offer is not limited to water processes, water production and supply or sanitation, the CNFME also offers training courses to the personnel wishing to learn and improve their knowledge of automated systems, safety, industrial and commercial management, modeling or aquatic environments.

Because water professions evolve, the CNFME is adapting to the new requirements: good ecological status of the Water Bodies, patrimonial management of networks, effective drinking water and waste water treatments with membrane techniques, etc.

The CNFME proposes 245 training modules classified by topic, which represent more than 350 courses planned in a year. In 2008, about 6,000 trainees benefited from these courses, which will have direct use in their work.

Boosted by this success, the CNFME is increasing its experts’ team, including now 28 permanent trainers who, assisted by the best experts in the profession, take care of training based on a concept of putting the trainees in a real working situation on technical units unique in Europe.

Using its knowledge of the various water professions, the CNFME proposes modules allowing the trainees to acquire the knowledge and abilities necessary to fulfill their task without any problem. The courses thus proposed are the mirror of skills which these personnel must master.
For a company, training activities are a real investment, for which it is legitimate to measure their feedback: the CNFME installed a powerful tool to evaluate the training benefits.

In 2009, the clients and recipients of training courses will have the possibility not only of consulting all the training offers on the Internet, but also of knowing in real time the sessions available and of making their preliminary registration or that of their agents on line.

The CNFME can also advise a local authority or a private company on the choice of the training courses best adapted to individuals and services and offer them, through "Intra" training programs, the possibility of customizing training courses, as regards objectives, contents, audience, place and duration.

GRADUATING COURSES
The CNFME proposes training cycles or courses, ending with an evaluation day for validating the trainee’s knowledge. They can be "tailor-made". These graduating courses of more than 15 training days correspond to professionalization periods.

The 2009 catalogue proposes courses for the currently most looked-for professions. The training courses were selected to represent the main skills related to the professional references usually admitted by the professionals.