Introduction to Integrated Water Management
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Globally, fresh water is an abundant resource, yet there are still hundreds of millions of people worldwide who do not have access to a safely managed clean drinking water source and sanitation facilities (UN 2018). The number of developing and developed countries facing severe water-stresses is on the rise, and the OECD projects that demand from agriculture, manufacturing, electricity generation and domestic use will continue to grow, making fresh water one of the most contested resources on the planet. This global water crisis fuels conflict and uncertainty, undermining productive economies and increasing political instability. But, this crisis is not one of finite resources. Instead, the issue is how we manage water.
Equitable and efficient management of water is fundamental for enabling sustainable development and achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6). This requires an integrated approach that ensures that we manage water, not just for basic human needs, but also for the maintenance of environmental services that are critical for healthy and functioning economies.
In this online training course you will be given an introduction to the theory and principles of Integrated Water Management (IWM) and will investigate the conceptual frameworks used to critically analyse water management problems and identify sustainable solutions.
The course will demonstrate the relevance of context-specific interventions and stakeholder participation essential to IWM in practice. International case studies will also allow you to gain an applied knowledge of IWM.
- Open to:
Domestic students and/or International students
IWC Online Water School
20th July 2020
* Group discounts are available for organisations or groups of participants. We also offer a discounted rate to participants from low-income countries. Please contact the IWC training team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Certificate of Excellence or Certificate of Participation