Cap-Net/UNDP – SIWI course ‘Legislation for Integrated Water Resources Management’, 20 August 2011

This short course will introduce and map main elements to be considered in the framework of legal reform for integrated water resources management. It is intended to provide participants with an introduction and orientation to this essential topic, thereby showing them a knowledge path to follow.

 The course is designed for persons attending the World Water Week, including IWRM practitioners, donors, government representatives, capacity builders, members of civil society organisations and other groups. No previous knowledge on water legislation is required.

The course will be delivered by AIDA member Prof. Owen MacIntyre and will be structured as follows:

9:00 – 9:30 Introduction, objectives and expectations
9:30 – 11:00 IWRM Paradigm change – Why is a legal framework needed?
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 Facilitated session: mapping water legislation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Water policy translated into legislation: what a water law usually contains
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 17:00 International water law and agreements
17:00 – 17:30 Open session: The way forward. Key messages & challenges
The courses will be held at the International Water Institute (SIWI), Drottninggatan 33, 111 51 Stockholm, Sweden. Registration information and the application form can be found by clicking