The Geneva Water Hub launched the MOOC on Water Resources Management and Policies on the Coursera platform.
Water is essential for energy, food security, public health, and ecosystem services. This vital resource is facing unprecedented challenges, and is more and more linked to insecurity at local and global scale, as illustrated by growing tensions around large dams, mining operations and various conflicts over land and water.
This MOOC is focused on the various components of water resource management, and is designed to allow participants gain a better understanding of issues surrounding water governance – particularly the political, institutional and regulatory aspects.
The course is moderated by Dr. Géraldine Pflieger and Dr. Christian Bréthaut from the University of Geneva, and includes the participation of experts on water management and governance, including Luc Hoffman Institute Research Lead, Dr. Louise Gallagher.
The Luc Hoffmann Institute research project, Linked Indicators for Vital Ecosystem Services (LIVES), is working in partnership with the Geneva Water Hub and the global programme water initiatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
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