Multilevel Water Governance

Multilevel Water Governance


Course Introduction:
Water provision and governance of water involve complex systems and the coordination of different stakeholders at all levels government. Adding to the challenge are the political and institutional contexts of the country. In many contexts, reforms for effective water management are hampered by an unclear allocation of roles and responsibilities, territorial fragmentation and limited capacity at the local level.

From 7 to 18 September 2020, The Hague Academy for Local Governance will organise a two-week, practice-oriented training course to address water governance. Leading international experts and practitioners will provide unique insights into international best practices and water governance tools. Participants will learn to actively apply the five building blocks required for sound water governance:

Powerful administrative organisation
Legally embedded system
Adequate financing system and economic analyses of water services
Systematic planning approach
Participation of stakeholders
In addition, understanding the theoretical concepts and international cases, participants will visit several Dutch examples of water projects. These field visits will focus on private-public cooperation and the approach of Integrated Water Resource Management. You will also learn first-hand about how to deal with high-water levels, manage dykes, increase flood safety and address environmental concerns.

Key Information
This training will take place from 7 to 18 September 2020 in The Hague.

Group discounts are available if you participate with three or more colleagues.

For general inquiries, please contact info@thehagueacademy.com or call +(31) 70 37 38 695.
Learning Objectives

This course will help you to:

Acquire the knowledge, concepts and principles of integrated, multilevel water governance;

Identify instruments for increasing social and financial accountability of water management and water services;

Increase insight in the legal, political and institutional framework affecting water governance in your context;

Become acquainted with assessment tools and new approaches for dealing with the challenges of water governance;

Broaden your knowledge of international best practices in the field of multilevel water governance.

By participating in this course you will meet colleagues from other parts of the world, exchange experiences with experts and visit many examples of Dutch water management. You will link
international best practices and tools with your own working context and think about practical solutions for the challenges you face in your home country.

After this course, you will receive a professional certificate of completion from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

Intended Audiences
This course is intended for policymakers and technical staff of organisations responsible for water management at different levels. The course is also aimed at programme managers and advisors working for donor and development organisations

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