Online Course on Water and Environmental Law and Policy

This course focuses on how water and environmental resources can be managed in a specific context using the disciplines of law, politics and policy making. The goal is to introduce the student to the complexities of the relationship between water, environmental and economic issues; the relationship between law, politics and policy making at local, national, regional and international level.

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2019

For whom?

In terms of professional background, the module targets water and environmental managers (e.g. engineers, hydrologists, natural as well as social scientists etc.), aiming to introduce the participants to the complexities of the relationship between water, environmental and economic issues; the relationship between law, politics and policymaking at local, national, regional and international level

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 04 March 2019
End: 28 June 2019
Deadline IHE application: 03 March 2019 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 896

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. Define, understand, reproduce and explain different concepts of international water and environmental law, politics, policy and how it influences national to local decision-making on resource use
  2. Identify, understand, classify and analyse different international, regional, national and local water and environmental problems and how law, politics, policies, institutional arrangements, principles and instruments can be used to address these problems
  3. Identify, describe, classify, analyse the interrelations between the various issues and, to develop analytical academic skills
  4. Understand and apply how to resolve disputes through (alternative) dispute resolution and negotiation techniques
  5. Integrate, evaluate and form judgments about how best multi-scale water and environmental problems can be addressed in a globalizing world
  6. Connect with professionals from different parts of the world and different organizations for exchange of ideas and insights and to learn from each other's experiences
  7. Engage in a continuous learning environment where professionals can "meet" and refresh their knowledge on the subject

The 16 weeks of the course are divided into 5 sub-courses (units) that cover the following subjects:

  1. Introduction to the Water and Environmental Law and Policy (2 units)
  2. Theory & Methods in Law and Policy (2 units)
  3. International Water and Environmental Governance (6 units)
  4. National Water and Environmental Governance (3 units)
  5. Dispute Resolution and Prevention (3 units)