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Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges (2018)

Do you wish to gain a comprehensive overview of global water challenges and water governance? Would you like to be introduced to basic water and wastewater treatment technologies and to the complex concept of the water-energy-food nexus?  Then the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Gaia Education and Strathclyde University cordially invite you to join our online programme on “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.

On the basis of these needs, the University of Strathclyde, Gaia Education and the Social Development Programme of UNITAR have developed this e-learning course, aiming at building the capacity of local authorities in developing and least developed countries on sustainable water resource management, and at providing a solid understanding of water governance within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The course also introduces key technologies and techniques to build water resilience, and explores the close interactions between water, energy, food and climate change.

The course starts on 22nd March, for a period of 5 weeks. In order to get the full benefits of the course we suggest you should dedicate 3 to 8 hours a week to your study. This course is a free MOOC! Successful participants will be given the opportunity to request a UNITAR certificate for 100$, a trustable way to showcase their new skills!

We think that our online course could be of great interest to you. We would also be very grateful if you could help us spread the information through your network.

You will find attached the course flyer for more information. To register, you can access the following website:

We hope to count on your collaboration and participation in our course! Do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any question regarding this online course:

Best regards,

Calliopé Lemattre-Gontcharoff (Ms.)
Project coordinator
Social Development Programme

Earlier Event: March 22
World Water Day
Later Event: April 11
Project Access 2018