Water and Environmental Law, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 28 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The purpose of theWater and Environmental Law short course fromIHE Delft Institute for Water Educationis to introduce the students to theoretical and practical aspects of water and environmental resources management from a legal and policy perspective.

About

The Water and Environmental Law short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • Critically investigate and grasp different dimensions of water and environmental law (including principles, rights, instruments, organizations) from local to global level.
  • Obtain proficiency in the review of contrasting legal arguments.
  • Practise treaty writing and contract writing skills.
  • Integrate legal knowledge within their existing water and environmental knowledge that try to address key issues of water sharing under the equity articles of the UN Watercourses Convention.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 28 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Content

The national component plays an important part in the international part of this short course, and the international component is interwoven into the national dimension. The course uses interactive lectures, practices in stakeholder interviews and analysis, negotiation exercises, role-plays, workshops, case studies, the internet and audio-visual means.

Subjects at the international level

  • The UN institutional framework relevant to water and environmental law and management;
  • Theoretical concepts of multi-level governance, good governance, the rule of law, participatory approaches and international relations theories;
  • General principles of international law, and international water and environmental law;
Subjects at the national level
  • National water and environmental law systems,
  • Institutional and management arrangements;
  • Decentralization, decision-making and communication;
  • Contract management.

Audience

This short course is for top and mid-level decision makers, technical experts and professional trainers and researchers in relevant technical and managerial fields of work in both the public and private sector.

Lecturers

Frank Jaspers, Associate Professor of Water Resources Management

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    502

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic 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

  • International

    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.

Funding

KOP aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education. In the first KOP round there will be scholarships for short courses. The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) also offers scholarships to professionals for short courses at IHE Delft.

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