Water Conflict Management and Tools for Water Diplomacy

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.

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2022
2021 Edition Online

This course will be offered in an online/remote teaching format due to Covid-19 restrictions. The course's content and learning objectives will remain unchanged, while the duration may be extended. You can contact the course coordinator for more information about the new -temporary- format of the course.

For whom?

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.

Prerequisites

Participants should have followed the Water Conflict Analysis module. In addition, they need to have a bachelor degree and several years of working experience in a relevant field (water or environmental management, conflict management or similar topics).

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 10 May 2021
End: 28 May 2021
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 09 April 2021 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 3000

Start: 25 April 2022
End: 13 May 2022
Deadline IHE application: 24 March 2022 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 3000

VAT is not included in the course fee

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. Assess and apply tools for the comprehensive analysis of water related conflicts (including involved actors, dynamics, and root causes) and conflict sensitive planning
  2. Assess different tracks and tools of water diplomacy
  3. Explain and evaluate various approaches to conflict resolution, and apply related skills to prepare, organise and engage in negotiation and conflict transformation

Course content

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.

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