Climate change impacts are not confined by political, social, or environmental boundaries at any scale. Competition for scarce water resources is already a global challenge, and climate change is compounding the issue. As such, new challenges require new solutions, and new approaches to build resilience in a changing world.
GWP is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security that tackles this knowledge gap, and dives into the intersections of climate change and transboundary freshwater security. The MOOC pools together knowledge from a diverse set of contributors and partners spanning multiple areas of expertise and representing many different organisations and institutions. The MOOC is developed as part of IW:LEARN - it starts in March 2020, but it is already now possible to register.
The MOOC will explore ways countries may work together to establish adaptation methods that are embedded in broader approaches to water resource development and management. It will explore the following topics over a period of 6 weeks:
- Week 1: Introduction to the MOOC and Water Security
- Week 2: International Water Law
- Week 3: Water Diplomacy and Negotiation Skills
- Week 4: Institutions
- Week 5: Management Tools and Mechanisms
- Week 6: Finance for Transboundary Water Security
- UNESCO: https://en.unesco.org/themes/addressing-climate-change/climate-change-and-water-security
- Pohl, B: The Rise of Hydro-diplomacy
- Climate Resilience in Africa (World Bank)
GWP, UNU-INWEH, UNECE, Northumbria University, SIWI, UNESCO International Centre for Water Cooperation, IHE Delft, GEF, IW:LEARN, UNDP, UN Environment, UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission