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Learner Reviews & Feedback for International Water Law by University of Geneva

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About the Course

In recent decades, international law has undergone a series of major developments in order to accommodate the many new facets of freshwater management and protection. The adoption of universal, regional and basin instruments highlights how important it is to study the evolution of international water regulations and to be able to identify the main principles in this field. This course aims to provide the necessary background to understand and examine the regulation applicable to transboundary freshwaters especially to rivers, lakes and aquifers. It presents the principles and legal standards that govern the use, sharing, management and protection of these resources. The MOOC is made up of 5 modules. As each module addresses a different theme, they can be viewed in any order. However, the modules do follow a certain pedagogical logic and following in order will be especially helpful to those who are new to the subject. Each module is accompanied by an evaluation questionnaire or quiz. A certificate will be awarded to students who obtain an average of at least 80% in the quizzes. By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1) Describe the issues related to the regulation of transboundary freshwaters; 2) Explain how transboundary freshwater regulations have evolved; 3) Recall and interpret the key principles governing water resource regulation; 4) Understand the role of transboundary freshwater dispute settlement mechanisms in the development of international freshwater law (or to understand the role of international courts and tribunals in the resolution of conflicts) This MOOC was developed by the Platform for International Freshwater Law that is part of the Geneva Water Hub, assisted by the MOOC Team of the University of Geneva. Alongside the researchers and teachers of the Platform, several international experts have also participated. This MOOC is one of three courses supported by the Water Hub Geneva and the University of Geneva. The other MOOCS are "Water Management and Policy" ( and "Ecosystem Services: a method for sustainable development "( The Global Water Program of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has funded this course. This MOOC was originally created in French. It has English subtitles....

Top reviews

Jul 3, 2020

This coarse will give you a basic overview of Laws and mechanisms to resolve trans-boundary water disputes. Knowledge regarding issues and case studies related to ground water and fresh water.

Mar 18, 2018

This course really helps for all the legal field person specially for those who wish to build their career in ENVIRONMENTAL LAW not only at domestic but at also international level.

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By Poliane m a

Oct 1, 2020

Thank you...

By Elijah A

Sep 29, 2020

great indeed

By Hrishikesh G

May 21, 2020



Apr 13, 2019

Very Good!

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By Axel R S

Jul 8, 2020

The MOOC has very detailed information about the history and current development of International Water Law; the only thing I would say about it is that an academic video should have structured and organized information in a fluid and easy to perceive way, it is not a speech, it is a summarized class. This course does not have that and this complicates the task of absorbing information a bit.

By Pierre V

Sep 18, 2019

Très bon cours. Cependant, les séquences sont souvent inégales. Si toutes sont équivalentes en terme de temps (de 8 à 12 minutes, plus ou moins), certaines sont bien plus denses en informations capitales que d'autres. Pour le reste, les enseignants sont clairs et les vidéos sont agréables à suivre.

By Karunalaya P T V

Jun 26, 2020

An interesting course on international water law. For me, this is a new area of study and I would be interested to learn how this law is applied in different parts of the world.

By M A E

Jun 7, 2020

very insightful course, but wouldve been better if it was at least english dubbed. So 5 stars the course along with the lecturers and 3 stars to the platform.

By Kshitij A

Apr 12, 2020

Good learning and sharing of informtion in lucid language. Perhaps could share some of the actual case arguments or passages as supplementary information too.

By Beata E K

May 26, 2020

I recommend the course although English translations beg some improvements as some parts are hardly understandable.

By Aryan C

May 19, 2020

the course was good, but if the videos would have been English translated, it would have been even better.


Apr 29, 2020

very good content and mechanisms of teaching can be improved

By Mehrab H

Sep 16, 2020

learned a lot about international water law

By Saugat S P

Aug 28, 2019

Studying through video was tough because no English language was available, therefore, I collected other materials according to the course content. It would be better if the English language was available, it was sort of confusing listening in another language and reading the subtitles in English. However, the course content was really good. I admire the examples and case studies all along the course.

By Imran N M

Jun 7, 2020

many thanks for this interesting course. in my opinion, the course contain some repeated subject and need to insert some practical disputed and how it solved in detailed.

with best regards


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By Weishi W

Sep 27, 2020

A bit of chaos to be honest. There is basically no guidelines, no bullet points to highlight or organize the structure. It is extremely difficult to get the knowledge well organized.

By Mohammad M K S

Aug 9, 2020

should be in english for non native student