CAS Water Governance: Frameworks and Negotiations
Period4 June 2018 - 16 June 2018
Registration deadline13 May 2018
- Identify and analyse the new challenges of water resource management at the global scale, considering the whole water cycle.
- Analyse hydrodiplomacy and actors’ strategies and understand trends and functioning of water governance at the global level.
- Provide tools to water professionals for the analysis of water policy issues and the management of the resource in the face of risk and uncertainty.
- 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.
- Develop a community of practice in the field of water governance
A broad diversity of backgrounds is expected: public administrations, International Organizations, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, private sector
- Implement strategies which take into consideration both political and practical issues of water management
- Use tools for the analysis and the management of water policy issues, in a changing environment (political, economic, environmental)
- Analyse legal framework, their development and the management scope of the resource
- Manage complex situation and implement innovative solutions
- Communicate effectively on policy and strategic issues regarding water resource
- Anticipate inter and intra-sectoral water conflicts and resolve these conflicts with water management tools
MOOC in Water Management and Policy (UNIGE-Coursera)
Summer School: 4 modules
- Hydrology - global trends and environmental changes
- Right to Water Access - law, water and development
- International Water Law - from universal to regional and basin agreements
Prof. Géraldine PFLIEGER, Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) and Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE) and Prof. Christian BRETHAUT, ISE, University of Geneva
Lorris GERMANN, University of Geneva
The Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva launches the second 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.
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.
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 (to be delivered by September 2018) are required to obtain the Certificate of Advanced Studies.
• A strong involvement of participants who are invited to share their ideas and professional experiences
• A combination of academic knowledge and field expertise, based on the most recent research and concrete examples in the water and policy domain
• The development of skills transferable to a variety of business environments
• A multidisciplinary perspective of the international water governance
Number of participants
University faculty members, researchers, water experts at the international level
"I profited a lot from the rich diversity and expertise in the course - both, in the faculty as well as the participants who came from different corners of the globe bringing their own perspective on water, and how it can be managed to ensure access for all stakeholders and foster peace." Thomas Haeusler, Head of the science reporting team of Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF