Launch of online course on Local Water Solutions

Local Water Solutions20 March 2018, Geneva, Switzerland - On the occasion of the World Water Day, UNITAR and its partners Gaia education and Strathclyde University are pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of the online course “Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges”.

Water is essential for life and for sustainable development, and well-managed water services contribute to poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. Increasing human population, the impacts of climate change and unsustainable growth all place pressures on water demand, water quality and water availability.

The content of the modules is based on original materials developed for Hydrogeology and Water Resources Education at the University of Strathclyde and is supported by students who take part in the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Water, Sanitation and International Development. The goal of the course is to build capacity on sustainable water resource management and treatment. It is intended to provide a solid understanding of water governance, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The training also introduces key technologies and techniques to build water resilience, and explores the close interactions between water, energy, food and climate change.

For more information and/ or to register, follow this link.