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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....

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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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Apr 29, 2020

very good content and mechanisms of teaching can be improved

By Arun K S

Jan 31, 2024

Very knowledgeable course yet bit difficult as well

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


By Longyu G

May 19, 2022

I seriously believe that the English translation might be incorrect because I tried several times to pass the quiz and the lecture content does not match the supposed answers at all.

By 김용식

Aug 11, 2020


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 Abdulrahman A

Sep 25, 2023

These questions and their convoluted intricacies pose a formidable challenge, making them hard to comprehend and answer with ease.