The course is designed for professionals in water-related fields without prior economic background, with the purpose to provide an economic foundation for water management.
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 03 October 2022
End: 14 October 2022
ECTS credit points: 3
Deadline IHE application: 02 September 2022 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2000
Start: 13 November 2023
End: 24 November 2023
Deadline IHE application: 12 October 2023 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 3500
VAT is not included in the course fee
The course will first layout the policy context for water economics, i.e., why is economics relevant and important for water management, through cases and examples in which economics can play or have played a role. The course will then introduce economic principles, concepts, and theory to build economic foundation for understanding water issues. Based on the economic foundation, the course will further elaborate on and synthesize economic approaches to managing water, including quantity and price based policy instruments, institutional role, and benefit-cost analysis.
The course will also cover economic valuation of water uses and decision-making context. As part of the course, a roleplay game will be conducted with course participants to help understanding of water resource management in the real world. Group work, presentation, and individual assignment will be part of learning process to improve understanding.