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Essentials

  • Distance Learning Course on International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers
  • Course runs 12 September to 4 December 2016.
  • Admission Requirements
    • A recognized University degree (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D or equivalent).
    • Two years of relevant professional experience related to the management and protection of water resources.
    • Fluency in English, particularly written and reading abilities Scholarships are available for participants coming from least developed and developing countries.
  • Platform for International Law website.
  • Application and registration deadlines
    • For the entire programme: 1 September 2016.
    • For modules 2 and 3: 12 September 2016.
    • For modules 4 and 5: 11 October 2016.
    • Online application
  • Course brochure PDF Download Button

Summary
The University of Geneva’s Platform for International Water Law and the Geneva Water Hub, in collaboration with DiploFoundation, have the pleasure to announce the launch of their new Distance Learning Course on International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers that will take place from 12 September to 4 December 2016.

The course’s goal is to provide professionals involved in the negotiation or implementation of treaties related to freshwater and groundwater resources with advanced knowledge of the principles and norms that govern the use, sharing, management and protection of these resources.

Content

The course is composed of 6 thematic modules and an additional practical module consisting in the resolution of a case study. However, it is possible to register or apply for modules 2, 3, 4 and 5 separately.

Module 1: Sources and Concepts of International Water Law

Module 2: The Evolution of International Regulation on Transboundary Water Resources

Module 3: The Law of Transboundary Aquifers

Module 4: The Principles of the Law on Transboundary Water Resources I

Module 5: The Principles of the Law on Transboundary Water Resources II

Module 6: Water and International Economic Law

Case Study: Analysis and Legal Resolution

Participants completing all 7 modules are awarded with 4 ECTS equivalent to 120 learning hours (an average of 10 hours of personal work per week)

Admission Requirements

  • A recognized University degree (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D or equivalent).
  • Two years of relevant professional experience related to the management and protection of water resources.
  • Fluency in English, particularly written and reading abilities Scholarships are available for participants coming from least developed and developing countries.

Any questions about the application or registration procedures, content and course fees can be addressed to [email protected]