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Week
1
2 hours to complete

Module 1: From Resource Definition to the Ideals of Community Management

13 videos (Total 97 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
13 videos
1.3 The Main Challenges of Water Governance II: Multisectoriality, Funding and Management Modes8m
1.4 The Concept of Resource (Use, Scarcity and Rivalry)8m
1.5 The Resources Types, their Uses and Pressure5m
1.6 Common Goods: the Water Example3m
1.7 The Tragedy of the Commons and the Problems of Collective Action8m
1.8 The Governance of Common Goods. Between the State and the Marketplace10m
1.9 Common Pool Resources Institutions (CPRI)13m
1.10 Case study I: Community Water Management in Latin America12m
1.11 Case study II: Networking Actions of Community Organisations in Latin America9m
1.12 Conclusion of Module 11m
1 reading
Course Plan10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz24m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2: The Rules of the Resource, their Uses and their Circumvention

11 videos (Total 94 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
2.4 Institutional Regimes Ressources III: the Swiss Case10m
2.5 Institutionnal Regimes Resources IV: the European Case7m
2.6 Water Regulation in the European Union according to the Water Framework Directive (WFD)9m
2.7 From Institutional Resource Regimes to the Implementation Studies9m
2.8 Beyond the Rules I: Opening the Black Box9m
2.9 Beyond the Rules II: Law Activation Strategies and Localized Regulation Arrangements11m
2.10 Case Study: Protection of Aquatic Ecosystem in the Canton of Valais (Switzerland)10m
2.11 Conclusion of Module 22m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 218m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3: From Integrated Water Resource Management to the Water-Food-Energy and Ecosystem Nexus

9 videos (Total 54 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
3.4 Management of the Rhone River: from Mono-sectoriality to Integration8m
3.5 Moving Beyond IWRM for the Water-Food-Energy and Ecosystem Nexus4m
3.6 Thinking water security with the Nexus10m
3.7 Navigating the Nexus in the Mekong River Basin5m
3.8 Hydropower Production and Protection of the Ecosystem on the Columbia River (USA)9m
3.9 Conclusion Module 32m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 314m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: The Integrated Watershed Management (IWM)

8 videos (Total 79 min), 1 quiz
8 videos
4.4 Watershed Management in Switzerland I: History and Methods12m
4.5 Watershed Management in Switerland: Practical Experience14m
4.6 Pollution Management in the Rhine River Basin9m
4.7 Political Challenges When Implementing Watershed Management10m
4.8 Conclusion of Module 41m
1 practice exercise
Quiz of Module 418m
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By HKMay 18th 2018

i have gained alot out of the course, is there a statement of accomplishment for this course? thank you very much for the knowledge gained, i am looking forward to participate in other courses.

By ASApr 30th 2016

very interesting course, with good examples. Just the fact it is french with quizz in english makes it not that easy!!! Some of the module are just too theoretical. But nice, very good overall

Instructors

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Christian Bréthaut

Assistant Professor
Institut des sciences de l'environnement, Université de Genève
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Géraldine Pflieger

Professeure associée
Institut de Gouvernance de l'Environnement et de Développement Territorial

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