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Event Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners: short course 2010

The course is designed for entry and mid-level water and development policy-makers and professionals in government, donor, NGO or implementing agencies.The course will provide policy-makers with comprehensive background knowledge relevant to the increasingly important field of ‘water security'. The course will explore how the multiple levels of water security - human, community, state, international and global - require focussed but considered policy inputs. Emphasis will be placed on overlaps with water security-related sectors such as climate security, food security and energy security. Participants will also learn how different users and sectors contribute to water (in)security, with an emphasis on the importance of shifting global climate and trade patterns.

Upon completion of the course, participants can expect to have an ability to critically assess water policy at multiple levels, as well as to have extended their networks and knowledge base, and a greater confidence for policy design or implementation. A certificate of completion will be issued by the School of International Development, University of East Anglia.

The teaching will incorporate both natural and social sciences as a matter of routine. Leading practitioners and academic professionals will be used to deliver the 10 main topics. There will be lecture sessions focusing on theory and concepts, as well as applied sessions where participants will be able to discuss and compare their experiences. The theory will be grounded on examples from Middle East, Africa and South Asia, as well as on cases familiar to the participants. Topics that will be covered include:

Water security basics
Water economics and catchment management
Agriculture and water
Water scarcity and rights
Climate security and water
Global trade and water
Water and development
Water and energy security / Water and trade
Power and water security


Contact information Skills Development & Training Office, International Development UEA, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ UK. (email:
Phone: +44 1603 592340 & fax + 44 1603 591170
Event type Training
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Geographical coverage United Kingdom
Address London
Organizer International Development UEA and Water Security Research Centre, University of East Anglia London Campus
Target audience International
Period [24/05/2010 - 28/05/2010]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH