Course on Water and Environmental Law, IHE Delft, The Netherlands, 11 February -1 March, 2019

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the theory and practice of water and environmental resources management from a legal and policy perspective. The subjects covered are as follows:

A. at the international level,

  • 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;
  • elaboration and analysis of the UN Law on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses and international treaties on climate change, desertification, biodiversity, depletion of the ozone layer and forestry;
  • selected regional water and environmental agreements;
  • major water and environmental disputes and cases;
  • negotiation theory;
  • dispute resolution.

B. At the national level,

  • national water and environmental law systems;
  • institutional and management arrangements;
  • decentralization, decision-making and communication;
  • contract management.

The course is meant 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. The deadline for applications is 10 January, 2019. Additional information may be retrieved from