Water Conflict Management II, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The Water Conflict Management II short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain, discuss and analyse the basic concepts of conflict management and conflicts related to water.
  • Critically analyse cases of water sharing and use among different actors at different levels and from different sectors, from a conflict and cooperation perspective.
  • Identify, explain and analyse the elements of a negotiation process applied to the management of a water conflict, and prepare, organise and engage in them as a negotiator.
  • Prepare, organise and engage in different types of conflict resolution processes related to water conflicts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 17 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This short course will recap the basic concepts of negotiation. It will also introduce advanced processes that can be used in the prevention, the anticipation or the resolution of conflicts in a transboundary water setting. It will focus on concepts that can be used in the management of multi-party decision making processes The role of the negotiator, the facilitator, the mediator, and the qualities and responsibilities of such players will be highlighted.

The short course will include the following components:

  • Introduction to water conflict analysis
  • Water diplomacy and media
  • River basin organisations and conflict management
  • Negotiation processes and techniques
  • Water negotiation cases
  • Multilateral interstate negotiations on disasters
  • Simulation of a local/regional conflict

The course provides a good mix of theory and practice, with a focus on skills training. Lectures are combined with exercises and simulation games.

Audience

This short course is designed for current and future water managers, decision-makers and others involved in Integrated Water Resources Management.

Lecturers

Zaki Shubber - Lecturer in Law and Water Diplomacy

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

Participants need to have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject (i.e. economics, social sciences, law, engineering, biology) and preferably several years of relevant working experience. Basic knowledge of negotiation techniques is an asset.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 17 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 17 days.

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1,160 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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