IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change

This course aims to give the participants an understanding of the relation between climate change and water resources.

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For whom?

The course is designed for professionals actively involved in the water and climate sectors, for example working as policy makers at local, regional or national level, as staff of NGO's or in the private sector dealing with adaptation, or as junior university lecturers or scientists, and would like to receive an overview of the issue within a short period of time.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 03 July 2017
End: 21 July 2017
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 02 June 2017 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2850

Start: 02 July 2018
End: 20 July 2018
Deadline IHE application: 01 June 2018 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2850

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. describe the expected impacts of climate change on water resources and water use sectors in relation to (other) human activities
  2. identify the consequences of the predicted impacts of climate change and climate variability for integrated water resources management
  3. integrate climatic change conditions at different time and spatial scales into (risk) management in the water sector
  4. justify decisions on adaption to the impacts of climate change under uncertainty

Course content

The Climate Change in Integrated Water Management course is offered as a three week course. During the first week, the theoretical background will be given. In a one-day field trip, a practical example of dealing with (future) climate change in a municipal water system will be highlighted. In the second and third week entitled ‘framework for modeling in water and climate’, the participants learn to apply the climate change and variability issues in a set of modeling tools and come up with practical and integrated options to deal with climate issues in water management.


Several universities and research institutes in the Netherlands and the ICHARM International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (Japan).