About this Course

11,854 recent views

Learner Career Outcomes

15%

started a new career after completing these courses

26%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Policy AnalysisInternational LawInternational RelationsLaw

Learner Career Outcomes

15%

started a new career after completing these courses

26%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Instructors

Instructor rating4.3/5 (10 Ratings)Info
Image of instructor, Christian Bréthaut

Christian Bréthaut 

Assistant Professor
Institut des sciences de l'environnement, Université de Genève
25,346 Learners
2 Courses
Image of instructor, Géraldine Pflieger

Géraldine Pflieger 

Professeure associée
Institut de Gouvernance de l'Environnement et de Développement Territorial
25,346 Learners
2 Courses

Offered by

University of Geneva logo

University of Geneva

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up97%(2,604 ratings)Info
Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Module 1: From Resource Definition to the Ideals of Community Management

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 97 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
13 videos
1.1 Introduction to Module 11m
1.2 The Main Challenges in Water Governance I: Uses, Rules and Territories9m
1.3 The Main Challenges of Water Governance II: Multisectoriality, Funding and Management Modes8m
1.4 The Concept of Resource (Use, Scarcity and Rivalry)8m
1.5 The Resources Types, their Uses and Pressure5m
1.6 Common Goods: the Water Example3m
1.7 The Tragedy of the Commons and the Problems of Collective Action8m
1.8 The Governance of Common Goods. Between the State and the Marketplace10m
1.9 Common Pool Resources Institutions (CPRI)13m
1.10 Case study I: Community Water Management in Latin America12m
1.11 Case study II: Networking Actions of Community Organisations in Latin America9m
1.12 Conclusion of Module 11m
1 reading
Course Plan10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz24m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: The Rules of the Resource, their Uses and their Circumvention

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 94 min)
11 videos
2.2 Institutional Resource Regimes I: Theoretical Framework10m
2.3 Institutional Resource Regimes II: Theoretical Framework10m
2.4 Institutional Regimes Ressources III: the Swiss Case10m
2.5 Institutionnal Regimes Resources IV: the European Case7m
2.6 Water Regulation in the European Union according to the Water Framework Directive (WFD)9m
2.7 From Institutional Resource Regimes to the Implementation Studies9m
2.8 Beyond the Rules I: Opening the Black Box9m
2.9 Beyond the Rules II: Law Activation Strategies and Localized Regulation Arrangements11m
2.10 Case Study: Protection of Aquatic Ecosystem in the Canton of Valais (Switzerland)10m
2.11 Conclusion of Module 22m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 218m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Module 3: From Integrated Water Resource Management to the Water-Food-Energy and Ecosystem Nexus

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 54 min)
9 videos
3.2 The Multi-Sectorial Nature of Water5m
3.3 The Concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)5m
3.4 Management of the Rhone River: from Mono-sectoriality to Integration8m
3.5 Moving Beyond IWRM for the Water-Food-Energy and Ecosystem Nexus4m
3.6 Thinking water security with the Nexus10m
3.7 Navigating the Nexus in the Mekong River Basin5m
3.8 Hydropower Production and Protection of the Ecosystem on the Columbia River (USA)9m
3.9 Conclusion Module 32m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 314m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: The Integrated Watershed Management (IWM)

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 79 min)
8 videos
4.2 From Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) to Watershed Management12m
4.3 Beyond Watershed: the Functional Regulatory Spaces (FRS) Beyond the Watershed15m
4.4 Watershed Management in Switzerland I: History and Methods12m
4.5 Watershed Management in Switerland: Practical Experience14m
4.6 Pollution Management in the Rhine River Basin9m
4.7 Political Challenges When Implementing Watershed Management10m
4.8 Conclusion of Module 41m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 418m
4.6
111 ReviewsChevron Right

Top reviews from Water Resources Management and Policy

By HKMay 18th 2018

i have gained alot out of the course, is there a statement of accomplishment for this course? thank you very much for the knowledge gained, i am looking forward to participate in other courses.

By ASApr 30th 2016

very interesting course, with good examples. Just the fact it is french with quizz in english makes it not that easy!!! Some of the module are just too theoretical. But nice, very good overall

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.