University of East Anglia: Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners

International Development UEA, University of East Anglia, Norwich,UK

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based on a distinctive and attractive campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 14 000 students.

The International Development UEA manages both the United Kingdom-based and international project activities of the University of East Anglia's School of International Development, as well as work undertaken in partnership with other Schools.

Since the International Development UEA was founded in 1967 UEA has made a major contribution to the skills development and training of development professionals through our programme of scheduled short courses in the UK, tailor-made programmes for groups and individuals and specialised training outside the UK.

The University of East Anglia Water Security Research Centre, in partnership with the London Water Research Group, is conducting a contemporary, innovative short course on ‘Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners’, from  28 May to 1 June 2012 in Norwich, UK.

The course is designed for entry and mid-level water and development policy makers and professional in government, donor, NGO or implementing agencies. A number of places will be made available to environmental journalists, consultants and activists wishing to further their knowledge on water resources.

  • Gain comprehensive background knowledge relevant to the increasingly important policy challenge of ‘water security’;
  • Explore how the multiple levels of water security – human, community, state, international and global – require broad but considered policy inputs;
  • Examine the inter-dependencies of different sectors (climate security, food security, energy security) that interact within a ‘web’ of water security;
  • Consider the implications for national security and human security through an appreciation that water security for some can mean water insecurity for others;
  • Learn to critically assess and address current water security policy, develop networks and resource base on water security.

Cost: £1 500 per person, including Bed and breakfast accommodation.

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Event Start Date: 
Monday, 28 May, 2012
Event End Date: 
Friday, 1 June, 2012
Event Venue: 
International Development UEA, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
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