The course is aimed at professionals involved in water and environmental resources management. It is especially geared towards individuals confronted with issues and decision-making problems that require a broad view on development and resources utilisation. Those who are seeking exposure to innovative ideas, concepts and approaches in environmental planning will be exposed to knowledge and practice in line with the latest developments.
The course includes the following subjects:
- Concepts and principles of sustainable development
- Environmental policy analysis
- Environmental information management
- Environmental economics
- Environmental impact assessment
Lectures are used to convey the basic subject matters. A group game is used to increase (practical) understanding of sustainable development and common pool resource use.
Through an essay assignment, participants learn how to develop and present a case in the context of environmental economics. Through a number of group exercises (discussions, poster making) participants are brought together to discuss and develop opinions about articles related to the subject matter. Through a one-day fieldtrip participants get exposure to the practical perspectives of the subject matter.