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Course - Water Stewardship in Action for Water and Food Security

  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • water security
  • Food Security

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set for 2030 require each one of us to think broadly, plan wisely and act responsibly. Managing water adequately plays an essential role in reaching these goals. This interactive course will help you to develop your knowledge and skills on issues like; how to manage water resources wisely through the application of Integrated Water Resources Management and what is the role of inclusive participation. Other topics include; how to deal with conflicts related to water, what is the role of wetlands and what does water and food security mean. The course will put YOU at the centre as change agent. It will support you to bring water stewardship in action.

Organised by: Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Date: Mon 8 June 2020 until Fri 26 June 2020
Venue: Wageningen International Congress Centre
Price: EUR4,100.00
Scholarship available: Yes

Deadline Orange Knowledge / MENA Scholarship Programme 2020's course: 15 October 2019
Deadline course registration27 April 2020

For more information regarding the course,registration and scholarships, please see here


What will you learn?

Upon completion of the course you will have:

  • Greater understanding of the essence of Integrated Water Resources Management, water security and food security in the context of climate change;
  • Gained awareness of the role of good governance;
  • Better understanding of the interactions between agriculture and wetlands;
  • Improved knowledge about yourself as key change agent and your role as water steward;
  • Improved your skills to facilitate a reflexive multi-stakeholder planning process and be familiar with supportive tools;
  • Improved your communication, lobby & advocacy and reflection skills;
  • More insight on how to deal with conflicts.


For who is this course?

This course has been designed for wetland and water managers; for river basin and land-use planners; for policymakers, consultants, researchers, NGO and company staff involved with IWRM, water security and food security; and for those who wish to become a (better) water steward.

You need to:

  • Have at least a Bachelor level qualification or equivalent educational background;
  • Have at least two years of professional experience in water management and/or food security and/or water security;
  • Be currently involved in water management and/or food security and/or water security;
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English.