Land Degradation Course 9-13 July. Register now!

Our Land Degradation Short Course is open for registrations. There are only 30 seats available, so please register asap to avoid disappointment.  You are welcome to forward this notice to your colleagues, students and friends that wish to participate in the course!

Short Courses

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Land Degradation: 9 July – 13 July 2012

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  • An      overview of land degradation globally and locally
  • Methods for assessing land degradation
  • Case studies on land degradation
  • An overview of rehabilitation of degraded land.
  • Participants will go on a field trip to collect data.
  • The course will be offered by experts with over 150 years of

Collective experience working on land degradation.

Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM): 13 – 17 Aug 2012

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The course will aim to support participants in:

  • Understanding the key features of CBNRM
  • Understand the role of social learning in CBNRM
  • Recognising the challenges inherent in CBNRM practice, and the wide range of capacities needed to address these challenges
    Identify the particular understandings and skills necessary for more effective CBNRM implementation
  • Understanding appropriate approaches to developing these understandings
    and skills
  • Using these approaches within the contexts of active CBNRM
    processes
  • Use case studies to analyse capacity needs for effective implementation
    of CBNRM

Tools for Wetland Assessment (TWA): 10 Sep – 14 Sep 2012

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Learn to undertake and apply:

  • Wetland delineation
  • Assessment of wetland ecosystem services
  • Assessment of wetland health
  • Guidelines for developments and wetlands

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): 14 May – 18 May 2012

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The course will introduce you to the field of environmental management by focusing on the procedures for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Integrated Environmental Management (IEM). Emphasis is therefore placed on the study of human impacts on the environment, and how to evaluate the importance of these impacts and regulate their effects, using EIA as the management tool.

For further information about any of these short courses, please contact:

Ms Zelda Kirstein, email: z.kirstein@ru.ac.za

T: 046-6037002  F:0865493095

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