Information Services for Sustainable Delta Management – Participants speak!

Information Services for Sustainable Delta Management – Participants speak!

Knowledge Portal will be useful for making plan for different project in my organization if it is free to access for future
use.

a participant

Exercise session is the most useful to me because through this stage i can understand easily what
i learned from lecture.

This training is a practical training focusing on the application of Information Services for Sustainable Delta Management. Workshop participants acquired insights into the Knowledge Portal, the Touch Table and the use of information services for scenario planning.

Background information was supplemented by demonstrations, hands-on exercises and group discussions. A focus of the course is to gain practical experiences in the application of information services and to enable participants to use these services in their specific field of application. Use cases of how information services support sustainable delta management in Bangladesh were presented and discussed.

The use of the Knowledge Portal and the Touch Table proved to be particularly useful to support planners and decision makers in problem analysis, strategy-making or monitoring steps. Questions on how to prepare, realize and maintain the use of the Knowledge Portal and the Touch Table were addressed.

learning goals

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1.  set up a new project in the Touch Table, load maps from the Knowledge Portal and use tools in order to sketch objects, measure the size of objects, define buffer zones and define the scale and the extent of maps
  2. apply two features of the Touch Table:
    –          the feature service to do real time analysis on the touch table with pre-configured map layers
    –          the photo map to combine maps with texts and images
  3.  upload map layers to the geoserver
  4. identify important aspects to consider in a real application of information services with regard to the preparation, the realization and maintenance
  5. know how information services can be used in order to support scenario planning

Participant feedback

The course was received well by participants. Following are some selected graphs from the participant feedback.

Information Services for Sustainable Delta Management - End of course evaluation
Become a member of DeltaCap family! – DeltaCap APP is ready!

Become a member of DeltaCap family! – DeltaCap APP is ready!

To become a member of the DeltaCap[1] network is free. The DeltaCap projects aims to support the capacity development required for putting the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100, expected to be approved shortly, on the ground.

An important feature of DeltaCap is it’s flexible programming: every year the capacity development activities will be evaluated and further defined and detailed via an iterative process of consultation and learning. Your active participation in the DeltaCap network will be crucial for this process of joint exploration of the actual and future capacity development needs.

Participation in the DeltaCap network is open to professionals from governmental organizations, universities, scientific research institutes, civil society organizations, private companies and science-oriented foundations that have an interest in the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100.

To  join the DeltaCap Network you are invited to download the DeltaCap App and fill out the form (it will only take 10 minutes of your time) in the mobile application (see back side for instructions to install the app). Being a member of the DeltaCap network means that you have access to the dashboard of DeltaCap, which provides actual and detailed information on the capacity development needs and progress. You will also receive the latest information about DeltaCap, like trainings being organized.

The DeltaCapp App can be downloaded from:


http://deltacap.mpower-social.com:5001/usermodule/login/?next=/
. For more information on DeltaCap please go to https://deltacapproject.net/. For technical questions regarding the app please send your questions to mouansari@mpower-social.com or mnm@iwmbd.org. Please contact them or any other DeltaCAP team member to obtain a user ID and password.

[1] DeltaCap is financed by the Government of the Netherlands and by a partnership of  knowledge institutions in Bangladesh and The Netherlands.  DeltaCap has started in 2016 and will end in 2020.

How to install the App?

To download the DeltaCap App to your Android smartphone, you use the following steps:

Step 1: Go to the App store.

Step 2: Download the DeltaCap_apk file on your Android based smart phone.

Step 3: Tap on the downloaded Delta Cap application.

Step 4: Then click on settings.

Step 5: Then click and TAP ON Unknown Sources (Since it is not google Play Store) and click on ok.

Step 6: After that, click on next.

Step 7: Then click on install.

Step 8:  The confirmation of DeltaCap Installation will be appeared on the mobile screen.

Step 9: Then search “DeltaCap” ICON in mobile wallpaper and click on it.

Step 10: Then please insert user ID: <> and Password: <>

(  Please contact mouansari@mpower-social.com,  mnm@iwmbd.orgor any other DeltaCAP team member to obtain a user ID and password. )

Step 11: Tap on “New” option

Step 12: Tap on “Delta Monitoring and Evaluation Form”.

Step 13:  Swipe the screen from right to left.

Step 14: Complete the form

After completing the form please click on  “Save Form and Exit”. To send the data, please click on “Send Data” option and tap on the “Delta Monitoring and Evaluation Form” and then click on “Get Selected”. Now your data has been successfully sent.

Deltacap web form

You can also fill out the form through the Web Based DeltaCap Data Form. For that, please go to the link http://deltacap.mpower-social.com:5001/usermodule/login/?next=/.

(  Please contact mouansari@mpower-social.com,  mnm@iwmbd.orgor any other DeltaCAP team member to obtain a user ID and password. )

Input user info: user ID and password. To input data please click on  “New Submission”. The Web Based form will appear on the screen.

For any technical questions regarding the app please contact Mousumi Ansari of the DeltaCap team, Assistant Project Manager at mPower Social Enterprises Ltd. Contact No: 01964435653, e-mail: mouansari@mpower-social.com.

Looking forward to be in touch!

DeltaCAP annual meeting Sept, 2017

DeltaCAP annual meeting Sept, 2017

We, the full DeltaCAP family  gathered in Dhaka to celebrate the achievement of year 2016/17 and to plan for the 2nd year of the project 2017/18.

On 19th of September, Chris Zevenbergen and Abu Saleh Khan had a number of meetings with DeltaCAP key stakeholder organizations.

Supporting Delta Education with Moodle Learning Management System

Supporting Delta Education with Moodle Learning Management System

On 17th September 2017, Work package 9 conducted a training, a training on how to use Moodle Learning Management system (LMS) for training activities of the project. This training was the first of a two part training organized alongside the annual meeting of the project.

17th training was in the format of a small workshop with objective of providing technical background to a selected group of participants from the project partners. Representatives from BCAS, CGIS, IWM and mPower participated in the training. After attending this training the participants are able to

  1. explain what is Moodle LMS
  2. describe the structure of Moodle
  3. explain the ‘roles’ in Moodle (teacher, manager, student)
  4. use Moodle as a teacher to provide a rich set of content to students/participants
  5. setup interactive activities (assignments, chat-rooms, forums, etc.) on Moodle
  6. create new Moodle courses as managers, assign teachers.
  7. enroll students to Moodle courses
  8. assist students and teachers in using Moodle

The training included hands-on activities with smart-phones and computers and followed a ‘learning by doing’ philosophy.

 

 

 

Deltacap moodle system : https://courses.deltacapproject.net

Slides used during the training: Moodle_training

Who is a Delta Professional?

“This is the first draft of the DeltaCAP brainstorming to answer this important question. The article will be updated as the ideas evolve further.”

 

A ‘Delta Water Professional’ (DWP) is an expert with one (usually) or more areas of domain expertise (e.g. a civil engineer, economist) plus a knowledge and set of skills in a broad range of relevant disciplines and general ‘delta-thinking’. This type of professional is often referred to as having a ‘T-shaped profile’ (Figure 1).

 
Figrue 1: T-shaped profile (after: Moghaddam et al., 2016)

 

A DWP should have deep expertise in one or more disciplines (e.g. civil engineering) and through expertise in one/more deltaic systems (e.g. flooding, irrigation). These should be supplemented by a set of broad skills and knowledge on wider areas of interest for the DWP to be truly successful in the context of delta thinking/planning and implementation. Following

In addition to expertise in a delta-related discipline and through knowledge of at least one system, a ‘delta water professional’ in the context of Bangladesh should be able to

  1. Describe the historical transition of deltaic areas from the viewpoint of water management. List salient features of that transition (both positive and negative).  Reflect on the future of this process in the context of climate change. (ILO1:Evolution)
  2. Argue that physical and societal processes in deltas (flooding, irrigation, water supply, agriculture, trade) are interdependent and beneficial to be seen as a systemic whole. Describe the interactions among the components and how they affect each other (both positive and negative). (ILO2:Integration)
  3. Identify important elements of interaction between different delta water system components, [while following ‘thematic’ topics (e.g. hydrology, economics, and agriculture).]  And how these interactions are shaped by social relations and social processes. Identify the affected communities by these positive and negative interactions. Describe how to exploit such interactions to enhance livability, sustainability and resilience of the deltaic system. (ILO3:Interactions)
  4. Argue that considering multiple aspects of the water systems in delta-wide water management could provide opportunities to add extra value and create substantial additional benefits related to water management projects. Make estimations of such benefits.
    (ILO4:MultipleValues)
  5. Illustrate the importance of ‘mainstreaming’ green/blue elements to general development process. Describe concrete examples (real-world and hypothetical) of such mainstreaming. (ILO5: Mainstreaming)
  6. Analyse the politics of the stakeholder involvement in the delta management at different spatial and governance scales. (ILO6:Stakeholders)
  7. Reflect on the relationship of best practices of delta-management deltas of Bangladesh and their sub-components (e.g. towns/cities, villages). Propose (conceptual) next steps in moving towards a more integrated and well-managed state for a given concrete case-study. (ILO7:Vision)
  8. Infuse (explain, convince and co-create) effectively his/her own domain knowledge (e.g. Hydraulics, economics, political-science) with all stakeholders. (ILO8:Infuse)
  9. Apply knowledge and best practices in delta-management and delta-thinking in concrete projects (ILO9:Apply)

 

Bibliography:

Moghaddam, Y., Bess, C., Demirkan, H., & Spohrer, J. (2016). T-Shaped: The New Breed of IT Professional. APM & SEE EXECUTIVE UPDATE, 17(8), 7. Retrieved from https://www.cutter.com/sites/default/files/APM/apmu1608.pdf