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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....

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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 郭逸飞

Apr 9, 2018

Thank you very much for your presentations! Hope to see all of you again!

By Smith M O

Sep 15, 2020

This course has answered all questions I had on Intrernational Water Law

By Joel Z

Mar 29, 2020

This course was an outstanding introduction to international water law.

By Alek K K

Jul 7, 2020

mes connaissances se sont élargies depuis que j'ai appris cela. Merci

By Aishwarya B

May 29, 2020

From this course, I have learned a lot about international water law.


Apr 23, 2020

Excellent Course I have learnt a lot of new laws and regulations

By Ismail N A

Dec 22, 2020

Great perspective for international water agreement!

By Shirley K

Jul 25, 2020

very interesting course, learned so much .thank you

By Idriz M

Aug 12, 2021

Amazing course, have learned a lot of new things

By kelvin m

Sep 30, 2021

Fantastic lecturers! I enjoyed every bit of it.

By Hocine K

Apr 23, 2021

Un grand merci au groupe d'enseignants du Mooc

By Shivangi C

Aug 16, 2020

Extremely enlightening for the people who w

By Sabilla R F

Jun 6, 2020

Interesting course! Thank you very much!

By Marcus N

Jun 3, 2021

Professionnel et très bien conçu !

By Omer A

Nov 3, 2020

it seems me good thanks Coursera

By elgiva m

Mar 8, 2021

Simple and Easy to Understand .

By glenn k

Sep 13, 2023

Very Interesting and relevant.

By Ammar A

Oct 30, 2022

Very useful and informative

By Jannu R

Mar 29, 2020

Excellent course,Thanks!

By Despina P

Nov 18, 2020

loved the forum idea!

By Muhammed A O

Aug 2, 2020

It was a great course


Jul 22, 2022

bon mooc et tre joli

By Madhavan P

Jun 17, 2020

An Excellent Course.

By Abdullah S

Jul 9, 2020

Interesting Course

By Patrícia G d M B

Nov 14, 2021

Very good course.