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.
The short course includes the following components:
- Introduction to water conflict analysis
- Negotiation processes
- Conflict transformation workshop
- Fundamentals of mediation
- Water conflict case studies at different levels
The course provides a mix of theory and practice, with particular attention on skills training. Lectures are combined with exercises and simulation games.
Oregon State University
The Israel Centre for Negotiation and Mediation
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.