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Event Watershed and River Basin Management

This course provides a theoretical background and develops practical skills of participants for the management of watersheds - taking into account developmental, food, environmental and institutional aspects and placing this in the context of Integral River Basin Management.

Watershed and River Basin Management is a 3-week basic course in watershed and river basin management focused on tropical regions. Emphasis is placed on the role of water to sustain agricultural, soil and water management within the context of rural landscapes. However, the course takes an integrated approach to watershed management, and will address issues regarding catchment conservation, water for domestic purposes and water management for ecosystem services and functions, at a watershed scale.

Ample attention is given to the interactions between the watershed and river basin scale. Subjects covered are: introduction to river basin and watershed management, water and food, soil and water management in agriculture, water and ecosystems, scale issues from watershed to river basin scale and watershed planning and management approaches. These subjects are offered in a balanced set of didactic forms: challenging lectures, group discussion, case studies, Internet and audio-visual means.

Target Group: The course is most suited to top and mid-level decision-makers, technical experts and professional trainers and researchers with a background in water management, environmental management or watershed management.

Course fee is 2040 Euro. Duration of course is 3 weeks. Deadline for application is 09 June 2007.

Contact information Course Co-ordinator: W.J.A.M. Douven, PhD, MSc (email:
Event type Training
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Geographical coverage Netherlands
Address Delft
Organizer UNESCO-IHE
Target audience International
Period [09/07/2007 - 27/09/2007]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH