Online course on international Water Law, 16 September – 3 November, 2024

The governance and protection of freshwater is one of the greatest challenges of this century. Growing population, urbanization, environmental degradation, the effects of climate change and competing water demands by states sharing transboundary water resources will continue to increase the risk of conflicts around the use and sharing of water resources .

To face this challenge, international agreements are to be negotiated and implemented, this meaning that the training of qualified professionals is needed, particularly in less developed countries. 

Organized by the Geneva Water Hub, University of Geneva, this online course will be structured into 5 modules, as follows:

Module 1 – Sources and concepts of international water law

Module 2 –  Evolution of international water law

Module 3 – Transboundary water resources management and protection principles (Part 1)

Module 4 – Transboundary water resources management and protection principles (Part 2)

Module 5 – Water in international economic law.

At the end of the course, participants will be invited to work on a case study.

For information and registration, go to https://www.unige.ch/formcont/cours/droit-eau?dl=pdf (the deadline for registration is 1 September, 2024)