8-Week Online IWRM Course

Global impacts on water resources are increasing. Addressing these impacts depends on the ability of professionals to make knowledgeable and sustainable management decisions.

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This online course takes a holistic look at water resources management at the watershed and sub-watershed level with a specific focus on watershed planning techniques, adaptive management strategies, capacity building approaches, water governance, and water business risk assessment to strengthen integrated water resources management capacities globally.

Course Dates

Monday September 25, 2023 – Monday November 20, 2023 (Applications opening on June 1, 2023)


The objectives of this course are to:

  • Improve water resources management through the implementation of effective integrated management tools and techniques.

  • Strengthen the principles of governance, planning, adaptive management and capacity building in local, regional and transboundary water resources regimes.

  • Provide participants with the competencies to develop skills and knowledge required for urgent needs in the water resources sector.

Course Overview

This program uses a web-based system and a comprehensive text book developed specifically for this program. Using a web-based system allows participants to communicate with each other and access from a home and/or workplace computer. This method of delivery offers a flexible learning approach that can be easily accommodated into almost any work schedule. Participants spend an average of 8 hours per week on the course.

You will have readings to complete and you will be participating in online discussions moderated by the instructors.

Course Evaluation

In addition to the course readings and participation in the online discussions, you will analyze the current state of a watershed and make recommendations on future priorities, governance, and methods of management. The recommendations you develop to improve the watershed's current state will be based on the modules taught in this program. This assignment enables participants to apply the knowledge they are developing onto a relevant and real-world situation. The assignment is due at the end of the course. There is no final exam.

Primary audience

Water resources professionals, recent graduates, and students with a background in geography, engineering, social sciences, environmental studies, business, or a relevant field are encouraged to apply, as water resources management is interdisciplinary and benefits from the participation of a diverse group of individuals.

For full information on the course and registration requirements, please visit the course website


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