Water Conflict and Cooperation

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to water conflict analysis, theories of water conflict and cooperation as well as and water law and cooperative water resources governance.

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2022

For whom?

This course is designed for current and future water managers, decision-makers and others involved in water related conflict management and conflict resolution. Participants need to have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject (i.e. economics, social sciences, law, engineering, biology), be fluent in English and preferably have several years of relevant working experience. Dealing with conflicts, and water related conflicts, requires strong interpersonal skills as well as an understanding of the conflict at hand.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 04 April 2022
End: 22 April 2022
Deadline IHE application: 03 March 2022 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 3000

VAT is not included in the course fee

Course content

Water conflict and cooperation are complex phenomena that need to be understood in their hydrological, environmental, socioeconomic, political and cultural context. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to water conflict analysis, theories of water conflict and cooperation as well as and water law and cooperative water resources governance. Theoretical inputs are being combined with ample examples from water conflict and cooperation at local, national, basin and international levels through which students apply the theories and approaches studied and gather first conflict management and negotiation insights.

Examination

It is possible to take part in the examination of this short course. If you obtain a passing mark for this examination and return to IHE Delft within four years after completion of the short course to follow a full MSc programme, you will receive exemption for this short course/module. The costs for this exam are €250 extra and should be borne by yourself. Taking part in the examination is not compulsory.

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