Water Governance: Frameworks and Negotiations (2019)
|University of Geneva|
|Location||Geneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland|
In 2018, and for the fourth year in a row, the Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum ranked water-related crises among the top five most impactful risks. Policy-makers need innovative skills to address the unprecedented challenges in water governance.
Develop work-related skills such as: ability to analyse international legal and institutional frameworks, and the related negotiations; ability to prevent and regulate water conflicts
Professional from different backgrounds (Public Administrations, International Organizations, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, Private Sector) who aims to develop analytical skills on water governance processes
Prof. Géraldine PFLIEGER, Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) and Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE) and Prof. Christian BRETHAUT, ISE, University of Geneva
Swiss Confederation: Global Programme Water, Swiss Agency for Development, Geneva Water Hub; UNESCO Chair on Hydropolitics; Collaborations established with other administrations, companies and universities; Unparalleled competencies from the International Geneva in the field of water and conflict prevention are mobilised within this training programme
The management of water resources faces environmental, climatic, political and economic challenges. In this changing environment, innovative policies should be designed to foster collaborations between States, the civil society and the private sector. To this end, practitioners and decision-makers need to develop new analytical skills.
The Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva launches the third edition of the certifying Summer School in "Water Governance: Framework and Negotiations". This two-weeks training is aimed to deliver skills and knowledge based on the latest scientific research that are applicable in professional contexts. Participants will learn how to use water governance tools to address complex political situations, be resilient when a crisis strikes, and innovate in the face of risk and uncertainty.
In addition to the on-site classes given at the Summer School, a MOOC in Water Management and Policy is offered to the participants on the Coursera platform. Completion of the MOOC (ideally prior the Summer School) and of a final thesis are required to obtain the Certificate of Advanced Studies.
Modules are evaluated by the module leaders or the lecturers. Evaluations consist of written or oral tests. The portfolio thesis should be delivered on time.
Our teaching philosophy is to encourage interactions between the practice and results from scientific research. Trainers and participants will be invited to share their expertise and their professional experiences.
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