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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Water Resources Management and Policy by University of Geneva

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About the Course

Water management today is faced with new challenges such as climate change or the effects of human activity. Public and private stakeholders who are active in this field must develop new ways to better manage the water cycle "as a whole". The objective of this MOOC is to develop an understanding of the problems related to water management. Firstly, this course will define a resource and, more specifically, the resource of water. It will look at how water is used and the activities associated with it as well as any potential conflicts. The course will look at water management in detail through the analysis of the different types of rights and obligations associated with, for example, the development of a multi-sectorial regulation system or a watershed management approach. By the end of this course, our aim is to enable you to: 1) Identify the main issues and strategies linked to water resource management 2) Acquire the key reading material needed to understand the many variables (environmental, institutional and political) which affect water and which, in terms of management, may require adjustment. This course was developed by the Geneva Water Hub. Alongside researchers from the University of Geneva from a range of faculties, researchers from other universities and research centres will be involved in this course. Practitioners who deal daily with the political dimension of water management will also input into the course. This MOOC is designed for all those interested in the water sector. Prior training is not necessary to follow our program. The findings presented in this course can be easily reapplied to different contexts and to different scales of analysis. This MOOC is supported by the Geneva Water Hub and the University of Geneva along with the MOOC in « Ecosystem Services: a Method for Sustainable Development » ( and the one in "International Water Law" ( This course is funded by the Global Programme Water Initiatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). This course is also available in French :

Top reviews


Oct 2, 2020

This course presents complex and hard to understand concepts of water resource management in a very subtle and precise way thus suitable for all learners from all backgrounds and learning levels.


Apr 25, 2023

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.

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By Adrian G

Dec 11, 2016

It has a very interesting topic to know about, I only wish they could fix the subtitles to a more organic English

By Karma N

Nov 10, 2020

its helpful to know about water crises. even though i have little bit difficulties in catching up with language

By Ye P O

Aug 16, 2020

Very much interesting topics and much fun to learn. However, I wish the entire course was in English.

By Ghanashyam K

Aug 5, 2021

Case study highlighted in the course are very helpful to understand issues on water management


Oct 29, 2022

The instructors should try to be explaining the course in English for clearer understanding.

By Happiness

Mar 22, 2022

The course is great because it gives insights in the involving water management and policy.

By Niladri G

May 27, 2020

It was really a good short course. Except the last module rest were really well articulated.

By Dante R

Mar 20, 2017

Great introductory course. The content covers current topics such as the Water-Energy-Nexus.

By J S K

Oct 23, 2016

An interesting course. Videos were in French but read the script in English to understand

By Gopalan S

Apr 11, 2021

A very informative and interesting course with lot of examples for better understanding

By Pako M

Sep 24, 2021

A good course that sheds light on International water resources management and policy

By Dr S K

Mar 15, 2019

I would have felt more comfortable if the lectures were delivered in English.

By meghana s v

Apr 8, 2021

i wish the course was dubbed into english it would be much easier for me..

By David G

Oct 4, 2022

A targeted engineering approach to these issues would also be interesting

By Darsana P

Sep 2, 2020

Informative modules with interviews with experts of the field, Thank you!

By Muhammed F

Sep 24, 2020

The sessions was so helpful for my project and the subject was so clear

By Thapelo M

Feb 11, 2019

It was a bit tricky but a worthwhile learning experience nonetheless

By Gerdus L

Oct 29, 2020

The course was well laid-out and clear. I learned a lot.

By Tapiwa M

Oct 19, 2016

A highly empowering course in terms of Water management

By Afooma U

Mar 30, 2016

Great course, but can be tasking for English speakers

By Alexis

Sep 17, 2017

Very good course content, varied and well developed.


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Aug 8, 2022

It is a good course for all levels in the society.

By Fernando d J J G

Jun 20, 2020

Very professional and good information