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Water Resources Planning

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

18 days
3000 EUR/full
3000 EUR/full
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The Water Resources Planning short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education introduces all aspects of multi-disciplinary water resources planning. The course includes lectures and exercises, as well as interactive workshops and role plays.


The Water Resources Planning short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • Explain basic concepts and notions in water resources planning.
  • Describe major steps in the participatory and integrated water resources planning process.
  • Identify and apply tools and models, such as stakeholder integration, environmental impact assessment (EIA), decision support systems, role plays and water system models, while engaging in water resources planning activities.
  • Develop alternative water management strategies and compare and evaluate them by applying multi-criteria analysis.
  • Discuss water resources planning and implementation in basins for specific context with special attention to basins in a developing country context.

Programme Structure

Course Content

  • Framework of Analysis for Water Resources Planning: Principles of integrated water resources planning. Planning scales and approaches. 
  • Comprehension of different frameworks used in water resources planning with focus on key steps in the planning process, such as situation and function analysis including multi-level water sector analysis, planning objectives and criteria, scenario and strategy development, role of modelling in water resources planning and multi-criteria analysis.
  • Stakeholder Participation in Water Resources Planning: Importance of stakeholder participation in the planning process, opportunities and limitations.
  • Environmental Assessment: Environmental impacts of water resources development projects, principles and methods of environmental impact assessment, Applications of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in water resources/environmental planning and management.


Young and mid-career professionals, managers, engineers and technicians who have the ambition to judge, participate in and guide multi-disciplinary water resources planning studies.


  • Nora van Cauwenbergh, Senior Lecturer in Water Resources Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should at least have a Bachelor of Science degree, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR for the full programme during 18 days.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR for the full programme during 18 days.


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