118-0113-00L  Water Governance: Challenges and Solutions

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersP. Burlando, D. Molnar
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants is limited to 16.

Suitable for MSc and PhD Students. Automatic admittance is given to students of the MAS in Sustainable Water Resources. All other registrations are accepted until capacity is reached.


118-0113-00 GWater Governance: Challenges and Solutions
3 days block course. In class-time: 9:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:30.
24s hrs
04.04.08:45-16:30HCP E 47.1 »
05.04.08:45-16:30HCP E 47.1 »
06.04.08:45-16:30HCP E 47.1 »
P. Burlando, D. Molnar

Catalogue data

AbstractThe block course on "Water Governance: Challenges and Solutions" features invited experts with backgrounds in international relations, law, politics, and diplomacy. Through theoretical input and case studies, students learn about the realities of water conflicts and the intricacies of cooperation and diplomacy.
ObjectiveThe course provides students with insights into the complex realities of addressing water conflicts with sustainable solutions that promote cooperation.
ContentThe course offers students the opportunity to learn from experts who have worked on domestic and transboundary river basin issues, both in Europe and internationally. Through case studies and group exercises, students gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of water governance and current global challenges. Topics that will be addressed include stakeholder involvement, institutional legal frameworks, and solutions for cooperation.
Prerequisites / NoticeCourse details at: Link

For further information, contact the MAS coordinator, Darcy Molnar (Link)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits1 credit
ExaminersP. Burlando, D. Molnar
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

Main linkWater Governance
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


Places16 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 27.02.2018 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Sustainable Water Resources (118000)
Waiting listuntil 09.03.2018
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 13.04.2018

Offered in

MAS in Sustainable Water ResourcesCore CoursesOInformation
MAS in Sustainable Water ResourcesElectivesWInformation
Science, Technology, and Policy MasterElectivesWInformation