Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges

Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges

22nd March 2021 (all day) - 30th April 2021 (all day)

Water is essential for life and for sustainable development. Increasing human population, the impacts of climate change and unsustainable growth all place pressures on the world’s precious freshwater resources. Managing water well is essential for the international community to deliver the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Without this, most of the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved. Every drop matters.

The course presented by the University of Strathclyde, Gaia Education and UNITAR contributes to the International Decade (2018–2028) for Action – Water for Sustainable Development.

This Water Action Decade will focus on the sustainable development and integrated management of water resources and sanitation to achieve social, economic and environmental objectives and to implement and promote related programmes and projects, as well as to advance cooperation and partnership at all levels to achieve internationally agreed water-related goals and targets, including those contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

What does the course cover?

The programme will start on 22 March 2021 for a duration of five weeks. The programme will equip participants with the understanding and abilities to become more confident within this crucial field.

This is a free MOOC. The only cost is of $100 USD if you wish to receive a Certificate of Completion, issued by UNITAR. Register your free space here.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at elearning@gaiaeducation.org.

The content of the modules is based on original materials developed for Hydrogeology and Water Resources Education at the University of Strathclyde and is supported by students who take part in the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Water, Sanitation and International Development. The modules are as follows:

  1. Global Water Challenges

  2. Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies

  3. Water Governance

  4. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Who's it for?

The course is open to:

  • Integrated Water Resource Managers
  • Community Health and Sanitation Workers
  • International Development Consultants
  • Water Quality and Treatment Managers
  • Poverty Alleviation Activists
  • Developing Countries Agricultural Engineers
  • SDG Training Multipliers
  • Hydrology Students and Workers
  • Community Leaders
  • Urban Water Developers
  • Climate Justice Policy Makers
  • Waste Water Treatment Workers
  • And everyone interested in Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges

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