Upcoming Course: Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security

GWP is coordinating the work behind a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of “Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security.” The MOOC, which is currently under development with Partners, is set to launch in March 2020. While it is primarily targeted at practitioners and stakeholders, it is also open for all who are interested in these issues. You can already now sign up for the course.

Transboundary basins account for roughly 60% of global freshwater resources, serving 2.8 billion people, or 42% of the global population. As water bodies cross political jurisdictions, it becomes increasingly challenging to identify commonly accepted solutions to satisfy competing uses. Governance of   transboundary waters requires cooperation among stakeholders across sectors and states.

This MOOC will aim to build capacity among practitioners and stakeholders working in the field of transboundary freshwater governance. It is a joint, collaborative and interdisciplinary project made possible by pooling knowledge from a diverse set of contributors and partners spanning multiple areas of expertise and representing many different organisations and institutions. The MOOC is developed as part of IW:LEARN.

Over a period of 6 weeks, the students will be guided through the following set of modules:

  • Week 1: Introduction to the MOOC and Water Security
  • Week 2: International Water Law
  • Week 3: Water Diplomacy and Negotiation Skills
  • Week 4: Institutions
  • Week 5: Management Tools and Mechanisms
  • Week 6: Finance for Transboundary Water Security

For full details of the course – and to sign up – please use this link.