* The Law of Transboundary Aquifers
International Training Course, ‘Politicas para el uso sostenible del agua y prestacion eficiente de servicios publicos relacionados. Perspectivas desde la CEPAL’(Policies for sustainable water utilization and efficient provision of related public services. ECLAC perspective).
The Institute for Economic and Social Planning for Latin America and the Caribbean (ILPES), jointly with the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division (DRNI) and in collaboration with the Agriculture Unit of the Production, Productivity and Management Division and the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, is organizing the International Training Course, Politicas para el uso sostenible del agua y prestacion eficiente de servicios publicos relacionados. Perspectivas desde la CEPAL’(Policies for sustainable water utilization and efficient provision of related public services. ECLAC perspective). The training will be held in the Spanish Language in Santiago, Chile, in ILPES, headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations, on 20-30April, 2009.
Brief Course Description:
This course focuses on the strategic role of water for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean. It will examine public policy options to improve water resource management and use, as well as the provision of related services. Specifically, the training course will (a) critically examine the regional challenges for water management and use, and its related public utility services; (b) discuss the theoretical and empirical foundations for improving water management and use, as well as service provision;
(c) analyze relevant national and local case studies in the region (best practises and policy failures), as well as principal resource use conflicts. Special emphasis will be placed on: water use (agriculture, irrigation, water transport, hydroelectric generation, mining); water management (allocation and pollution control), river basin management (river basin based organizations, payments for environmental services), regulation and provision of related public utility services (drinking water, sanitation, electricity), as well as cross-cutting issues (gender, risk management).
Interested parties may apply for acceptance until Friday, March 6, 2009.
For further information about the course, please contact:
Telephone: (56-2) 210-25-09
Fax: (56-2) 206-61-04
Course Brochure: http://www.eclac.cl/ilpes/capacitacion/5/34705/FolletoCurso.pdf
Course Program: http://www.eclac.cl/ilpes/capacitacion/5/34705/ProgramaCurso.pdf