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Event Training on Water Governance: Frameworks and Negotiations


  • 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


Professional from different backgrounds (Public Administrations, International Organizations, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, Private Sector) who aims to develop analytical skills on water governance processes

Learning outcomes

  • 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


5 modules:

  • Module 1: MOOC Water Resources Management and Policy (online course)
  • Module 2: Hydrology: Global Trends and Environmental Changes
  • Module 3: International Water Law: from Universal to Regional and Basin Agreements
  • Module 4: Right to Water Access: Law, Water and Development
  • Module 5: Hydrodiplomacy


Prof. Géraldine PFLIEGER, Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) and Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE) and Prof. Christian BRETHAUT, ISE, University of Geneva


Dr. Denis LANZANOVA and Ms Maria GÜELL I PONS, University of Geneva


Swiss Confederation: Global Programme Water, Swiss Agency for Development, Geneva Water Hub; UNESCO Chair on Hydropolitics; Collaborations established with other administrations, companies and universities; Unparalleled competencies from the International Geneva in the field of water and conflict prevention are mobilised within this training programme


Online registration  

Registration deadline 20 May 2019

Contact information Denis LANZANOVA (email:
Phone: +41 (0)22 379 07 69
Event type Training
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Source unige
Geographical coverage Switzerland,
Address Genève
Organizer unige
Target audience International
Period [03/06/2019 - 15/06/2019]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH