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Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners: Short course 2010

Date
Time (GMT +01) 00:00 23:59

Dr Mark Zeitoun (School of International Development, UEA) has extensive practical and research experience as an engineer
and social scientist in water supply, water negotiations and the links between water conflict and human, state and regional security.
Ms Naho Mirumachi (King’s College, University of London) has taught the Master’s course in water politics and policy at King’s College, and has a particular interest in the effects of co-existing conflict and cooperation on water governance regimes. She is a visiting fellow at the UEA Water Security Research Centre.

Confirmed tutors

Prof Tony Allan (KCL/London Water Research Group)
Dr Roger Calow (Overseas Development Institute)
Dr Declan Conway (UEA)
Dr Marisa Goulden (UEA)
Dr Nick Hepworth (UEA)
Dr Kevin Hiscock (UEA)
Dr Bruce Lankford (UEA)
Dr Lyla Mehta (Institute of Development Studies)
Dr David Tickner (WWF-UK)
Dr Alan Nicol (World Water Council)

Description

Objectives

The course will provide policy-makers with comprehensive background knowledge relevant to the increasingly important field of water security. Participants will explore how the multiple levels of water security – human, community, state, international and global – require focussed but considered policy inputs.  Emphasis will be placed on overlaps with water security-related sectors such as climate security, food security and energy security. Participants will also learn how different users and sectors contribute to water (in)security, with an emphasis on the importance of shifting global climate and trade patterns.

Upon completion of the course, participants can expect to have an ability to critically assess water policy at multiple levels, as well as to have extended their networks and knowledge base, and a greater confidence for policy design or implementation. A certificate of completion will be issued by the School of International Development, University of East Anglia.