What you will learn
- The scale, scope, and challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on the environmental, economic and social dimensions of SDG 6 and the critical role of water governance
- The fundamentals needed to achieve sustainable development and transboundary water cooperation while mitigating the effects of climate change on water systems
- Understanding the governance, planning, diplomacy, and management of surface water and groundwater and the financing essential for progress
- Key approaches to negotiation, including interpersonal skills and techniques
- Lessons from concrete practices and case studies from around the world on international water law, management tools on transboundary water, and stakeholder participation approaches and tools
The United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a new set of goals collectively called the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs). This ambitious agenda is a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. This course will focus on the key role water plays in the achievement of the SDGs, and particularly SDG6 about sustainable water and sanitation for all.
Through the course you will gain a better understanding of how water influences lives and livelihoods. You will also learn how your own actions can contribute to a more water wise world. It aims to build theoretical knowledge as well as provide exposure to concrete practices from around the world through a series of case studies related to good water governance.
This course presents multiple facets of governance for transboundary freshwater security – from financing mechanisms to negotiation skills – while emphasizing the urgency of sustainable development and cooperation at many levels.
The range of topics covered includes financing, policy development, roles of stakeholders, and more. A comprehensive understanding of the societal transformations needed to achieve the SDGs is conveyed. This course extends from basic building blocks and concepts to advanced thinking about transboundary governance, and applies theory to practice through examples and case studies. Additionally, this course will divide into the fundamentals of transboundary water security to international water law, water diplomacy, negotiations, institutions, management tools, and sustainable finance.
Courses in this program
SDGAcademyX's Sustainable Water Management Professional Certificate
- 3–5 hours per week, for 9 weeks
We are living in a water stressed world. It is a global crisis and therefore we must act now! What can we do to save the planet and ensure availability of water for all by 2030?
- 4–6 hours per week, for 6 weeks
This course provides understandings of transboundary freshwater governance in theory and practice. Topics include transboundary freshwater security, international water law, water diplomacy, negotiations, institutions, management tools, and sustainable finance.
- Policy professionals and managers who want to understand frameworks for SDG planning and fresh water security and transboundary waters.
- Sustainable development practitioners seeking knowledge on goals-based development and water security.
- Advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in key concepts related to sustainable development and the SDGs.
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