Water Economics, Short Course | IHE Delft Institute for Water Education | Delft, Netherlands
12 days
3500 EUR/full
3500 EUR/full
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This Water Economics course at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education provides an introduction to economic theory and approach as applied to water management. It is for professionals in water-related fields with no prior economic background.


The Water Economics course at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is designed for professionals in water-related fields without prior economic background, with the purpose to provide an economic foundation for water management. 

Learning objectives

  • Characterize and explain water resource issues using economic concepts and theory
  • Describe the principles of economics and relevance to water management
  • Conduct economic analysis of water related decision-making
  • List and review economic instruments for water management
  • Discuss the importance and relevance of market mechanism and efficiency for water management

Programme Structure

  • The course will first layout the policy context for water economics, i.e., why is economics relevant and important for water management, through cases and examples in which economics can play or have played a role. The course will then introduce economic principles, concepts, and theory to build economic foundation for understanding water issues. Based on the economic foundation, the course will further elaborate on and synthesize economic approaches to managing water, including quantity and price based policy instruments, institutional role, and benefit-cost analysis. 
  • The course will also cover economic valuation of water uses and decision-making context.  As part of the course, a roleplay game will be conducted with course participants to help understanding of water resource management in the real world.  Group work, presentation, and individual assignment will be part of learning process to improve understanding.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Preferably a relevant water science or management related Bachelor degree, some experience in the water sector, good command of the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR for the full programme during 12 days.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR for the full programme during 12 days.

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

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