Strategic Planning for River Basins and Deltas

In this course you will learn to use the concepts of adaptive and strategic planning and design for developing river basin management and development plans.

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For whom?

Young and mid-career professionals (scientists, decision-makers) with a background in water management, environmental management, and / or watershed management.


Affinity with integrated river basin / delta planning and management, spatial planning, hydrology, development economics, agronomy or geography (preferably a relevant environmental or water management / science / engineering related bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and preferably experience in river basin management.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 29 June 2020
End: 17 July 2020
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 28 May 2020 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2910

Start: 28 June 2021
End: 16 July 2021
Deadline IHE application: 27 May 2021 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2910

VAT is not included in the course fee

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. Explain strategic and adaptive planning and management concepts for river basin and delta planning
  2. Describe and analyze social-physical relations and interdependencies using a socio-economical-ecological-technical systems approach
  3. Apply adaptive and strategic planning concepts and tools for river basin and delta planning

This course is an updated version of the short course on Watershed and River Basin Management. Go to to read more and apply for this course.


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