Water Cooperation and Peace Programme launched at World Water Forum

On Tuesday April 14, 2015 IHE Delft, the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise,  jointly launched a new Master Programme on Water Cooperation and Peace at the 7th World Water Forum in Korea.

The goal of this new initiative is to broaden the scope of approach to conflict and peace, provide a more theoretical dimension to conflict, engage multi-level scales of conflict dimensions and strengthen skills through highly experiential learning opportunities.

The programme will provide tools and training in an international setting, with a unique opportunity to undertake coursework and hands-on experiences in Costa Rica, The Netherlands and the United States. Participants will be exposed to case studies involving diverse challenges and contexts at different scales.

Students will be able to choose from a project and thesis option, with further opportunities to specialize based on skills and future career goals. Students will be awarded an MA and an MSc in Water Cooperation and Peace, and have the option to continue on at the University of Oregon for a Juris Doctor or Master of Law.

The taught part of the course will begin at UPEACE in Costa Rica, continue at IHE Delft in The Netherlands, where also part of the course will be taught at the Clingendael Institute for International Relations, and end at OSU in the US. The research element can be carried out at any of the three institutions.

For further information please contact Ms. Zaki Shubber at


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