Two New Masters Programmes: Water and Conflict

Many nations share their water resources. More than 250 major rivers, lakes and aquifers cross national borders, and these are potential sources of conflict, raising serious issues for peace and security. The challenge is to provide the foundation for sustainable and equitable allocation of scarce water resources, which this can act as a catalyst for peaceful cooperation between water users.

Many nations share their water resources. More than 250 major rivers, lakes and aquifers cross national borders, and these are potential sources of conflict, raising serious issues for peace and security. The challenge is to provide the foundation for sustainable and equitable allocation of scarce water resources, which this can act as a catalyst for peaceful cooperation between water users.
A unique opportunity to study conflict management in Dundee and Delft has been created by two new and related master programmes that are offered under the aegis of PCCP, UNESCO\’s programme on water and cooperation:
– MSc in Water Management – specialisation Water Conflict Management
– LLM in Water Governance and Conflict Resolution
The Masters programmes provide the participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the theoretical background of scientific, legal and institutional aspects of water management. Furthermore it gives them a range of methods, techniques and tools at hand to apply the acquired knowledge, to critically assess the different functions of existing water resources systems, and to enhance their ability to design comprehensive water resource policies and strategies.
How to apply: Prospective students interested in obtaining an MSc degree should apply to the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. Those interested in an LLM degree should apply to the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science. Applications are due to the relevant school by June 1. Candidates for both degrees begin the program together in October in Delft at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. Application forms and requirements can be found at the following web pages:
– UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, www.unesco-ihe.org/education/masters.htm
– IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee,
www.dundee.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/appform.htm