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E-learning International Water Law

Acquire solid competencies of legal and institutional frameworks for transboundary water cooperation: rise to one of the major challenges for sustainable management and protection of fresh water resources.

This Programme combines legal knowledge and expertise with new technologies, stimulating dynamic interactions between the participants and experts, to equip participants with the required knowledge and skills

The governance and protection of fresh water is one of the biggest challenges facing the planet over the next decade. With the steady increase of the world's population, urbanization and environmental degradation, the competing demands of the riparian States will continue to grow and amplify the risk of disputes.

The 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of the Agenda 2030 aims to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” and to “implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation”. Instruments and norms of international water law are paramount to the achievement of the SDG 6 which will become crucial in coming years.

Legal knowledge and skills are required by professionals to negotiate and implement legal and institutional frameworks on transboundary water resources. The strengthening of capacities is essential for efficient and effective water cooperation and the sustainable management of water resources.

The e-Learning Programme on International Water Law combines legal knowledge and expertise with new technologies, stimulating dynamic interactions between the participants and experts, to equip participants with the required knowledge and skills.

This programme benefits from the University of Geneva Law Faculty's longstanding expertise in international law and its dedicated Platform for International Water Law, as well as from the inputs of the Geneva Water Hub experts. 

Co-directors:

- Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Professeure, Faculté de droit, Université de Genève.

- Makane M. Mbengue, Professeur associé, Faculté de droit et Institut des sciences de l’environnement (ISE), Université de Genève. 

- Mara Tignino, Senior Lecturer et Coordinatrice de la Plateforme pour le droit international de l’eau douce au Pôle eau Genève, Faculté de droit, Université de Genève.

Contact: 
Brigitte
Perrin
Head of Communication - Centre for Continuing and Distance Education - UNIGE
Phone: 
+41 22 379 79 52
Geographical coverage: 

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