The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Online course

Water: Addressing the Global Crisis - an open online course

Water is the defining issue of our age. That's why the United Nations SDG Academy and SIWI have joined forces to create the open course Water: Addressing the Global Crisis, covering the latest water trends.

Unpredictable and unsustainable access to water is a rapidly growing problem and one of the world’s greatest risks. We must learn to manage water more wisely, fairly and sustainably to avoid global crisis.

The course brings you some of the world’s leading experts and practitioners and is aimed at development professionals, private sector actors, water activists and advanced students.

New Online Course: Adaptive Planning for Infrastructure and Water Management

In October 2018 TU Delft will launch a new online course Adaptive Planning for Infrastructure and Water Management to help professionals identify 'deep' uncertainties, anticipate change and design adaptation pathways for large-scale and long-term interventions in infrastructure and water management systems.

In this six-week online course participants will learn by doing: using an electronic serious game -especially adapted for this course- participants will gain experience in decision-making under uncertainty, use their self-made adaptation pathway maps, and evaluate these under different scenarios. Read More...

Online Courses in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste Resources

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must be implemented taking into account their interconnected nature. In order to do so, a Nexus Approach to the integrated management of environmental resources offers tools and methods to highlight synergies and minimise trade-offs. For these tools and methods to be applied, Nexus capacity needs to be developed. In this regard, we would like to call your attention to the following capacity building opportunities for decision makers, practitioners and others interested in the sustainable and integrated management of environmental resources.

The United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resource (UNU-FLORES) is currently accepting applications for a number of online courses, including Rethinking Infrastructure Design for Multi-Use Water Services. Read More...

Free Global Environmental Education Online Course

We would like to share an exciting opportunity with you - an online course open to all (students, non-students, credit, non-credit) starting on 1 February 2016. It’s a trans-disciplinary approach so includes not just environmental education but also environmental sociology, environmental governance, environmental psychology, environmental communication, and natural resources management. 580 students from over 80 countries have signed up as of mid December 2015, so it’s a great opportunity to network with environmental professionals around the world.

You are encouraged to form local or interest groups—e.g., students at a university or professionals in a stewardship organization could take the course as a group. For non-credit (Cornell certificate) participants, it’s free.

Course information is available at and below is announcement. Read More...