Distance Learning Course: International Water Law & the Law of Transboundary Aquifers

The Geneva Water Hub  is launching the 3rd edition of its Distance Learning Course on International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers that will take place from 24 September to 9 December 2018.

The course’s goal is to provide professionals involved in the negotiation or implementation of treaties related to transboundary surface and ground water resources with advanced knowledge of the principles and norms that govern the use, equitable sharing and sustainable management of these resources. This international legal framework contributes to the prevention of water-related conflicts among riparian States.

The course is composed of six thematic modules and an additional practical module consisting in the resolution of a case study.

Module 1: Sources and Concepts of International Water Law
Module 2: The Evolution of International Regulation on Transboundary Water Resources
Module 3: The Law of Transboundary Aquifers
Module 4: The Principles of the Law on Transboundary Water Resources I
Module 5: The Principles of the Law on Transboundary Water Resources II
Module 6: Water and International Economic Law
Case Study: Analysis and Legal Resolution

Participants completing all modules are awarded with 4 ECTS equivalent to 120 learning hours (an average of 10 hours of personal work per week)

The registration fees are 900 Swiss Francs. However, full and partial scholarships are available for participants coming from least developed and non-OECD countries. The registration/application deadline is 19 September 2018.

The course is carried out by the GWH’s Platform for International Water Law, in partnership with the DiploFoundation and receives the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Any questions about the application or registration procedures, content and course fees can be addressed to info-waterlawonline@unige.ch

More Information HERE.

Youth Delegates Program of the World Water Council (WWC)

The Youth Delegates Program of the World Water Council (WWC) for 2018-2020 has been launched!

Are you between 18 and 35 years of age and involved in Water & Youth activities? 💧Yes? This opportunity is for YOU!  Four delegates from different parts of the 🌎 who can demonstrate strong regional experience and networks will be selected. One of the candidates (who will represent the African region) will be selected from the 9th World Water Forum host country, Senegal.

The deadline is September 19th 2018

For more information click HERE.

Further link: International Secretariat for Water.

Nominate your candidate for the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize!

The world’s most prestigious water award, Stockholm Water Prize, honours women, men and organizations whose work contributes to the conservation and protection of water resources, and to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. All who have made extraordinary water-related achievements are eligible.

Since its inception in 1991, the prize has been selected by the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee from a pool of professionals nominated by their peers. The nomination is now open unti 30. September 2018. You can nominate online HERE.


About: The Stockholm Water Prize is an international water award presented annually since 1991 by the Stockholm Water Foundation. The prize has been established to honour outstanding achievements in the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

A prize ceremony and Royal Banquet is held at the Stockholm City Hall as part of the World Water Week. During the ceremony, the Laureate accepts the prize from the hands of His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, official patron of the prize.

The Laureate receives global acknowledgement and visibility, a specially designed sculpture, and USD 150,000. He or she also has the privilege of presenting a lecture during the Opening Plenary of the World Water Week.

More information HERE.

Scaling Up HWTS Business Approaches: Tools and Solutions

Hands-on tools and validated solutions for scaling HWTS business approaches

Are you interested in hands-on and easy to use tools to establish, professionalise and grow your safe water business?
Antenna Foundation and its partners recently launched the Safe Water Business Perspective on sswm.info. The platform supports safe water professionals (entrepreneurs, NGOs, governments, and impact investors) in establishing and scaling safe water business approaches focusing on producing and selling household water treatment solutions. We offer validated solutions covered in over 30 thematic factsheets paired with real-life case studies structured and categorized under the business life cycle concept “From Blueprint to Scale”.

Have a look!


Register for the PEAK Courses from Eawag

Register now for the new PEAK Applied Online Course on Systematic Behaviour Change in Development Projects by EAWAG taking place this November.

Eawag is inviting you to the PEAK Applied Online Course on “Systematic Behaviour Change in Development Projects”. The course will enable participants to plan, design and evaluate systematic behaviour change campaigns. You will learn how to conduct a quantitative survey measuring the behavioural factors, how to identify the required behaviour change techniques and how to verify their effectiveness. The course will be conducted in English. Participation in the course is only possible via internet using video conference, please consult the brochure for technical requirements.

The course will be held from 3 to 6 pm CET (Central Europe Time) on the following days:

  • Tuesday, 20 November 2018
  • Wednesday, 21 November 2018
  • Thursday, 22 November 2018
  • Friday, 23 November 2018

The registration deadline is 14 November 2018. The number of participants is limited to 30 persons.

For more information and registration click HERE.