This course is designed for current and future water managers, decision-makers and others involved in water management, water conflict and cooperation, and particularly the management and settlement of disputes.
PrerequisitesA bachelor or master degree and/or several years of working experience in a relevant field (water or environmental management, conflict management, or similar topics). For participants without prior working experience related to the topic, it is recommended to follow the module Water Conflict and Cooperation before.
- Assess and apply tools for the comprehensive analysis of water related conflicts (including involved actors, dynamics, and root causes) and conflict sensitive planning
- Assess different tracks and tools of water diplomacy
- Explain and evaluate various approaches to conflict resolution, and apply related skills to prepare, organise and engage in negotiation and conflict transformation
Water Diplomacy aims to facilitate water cooperation between states and prevent water-related conflicts. This requires analytical skills for understanding the complexity of conflicts and the involved actors as well as practical skills and tools to engage in conflict management and negotiations.
This course provides an overview over different tracks and tools of water diplomacy, including the role of different state and non-state actors, data and knowledge, and conflict resolution mechanisms, as well as an in-depth training in skills for conflict transformation.