Water Governance : Frameworks and Negotiations


Université de Genève (UNIGE)

Lieu de formation

Genève (GE)

Langue d'enseignement


Type de formation

Hautes écoles universitaires HEU - Formation continue: formations longues

Modalités temporelles

À temps partiel

Thèmes de formation


Domaines d'études

Sciences de l'environnement


Mise à jour 12.02.2021


Description de la formation

Program in 5 modules.

The first module is a distance learning class (MOOC) on Water Management and Policy.

Modules 2-5 are classroom teaching classes, organised on a full-time basis over a period of two weeks in June:

  • Hydrology: Global Trends and Environmental Changes
  • Hydrodiplomacy
  • International Water Law: from Universal to Regional and Basin Agreements
  • Right to Water Access: Law, Water and Development

+ Thesis


  • Identify and analyse the new challenges of water resource management at the global scale, considering the whole water cycle.
  • Analyse hydrodiplomacy and actors’ strategies and understand trends and functioning of water governance at the global level.
  • Provide tools to water professionals for the analysis of water policy issues and the management of the resource in the face of risk and uncertainty.
  • Develop work-related skills such as: ability to analyse international legal and institutional frameworks, and the related negotiations; ability to prevent and regulate water conflicts.
  • Develop a community of practice in the field of water governance.


Conditions d’admission

  • Holding a master, a bachelor, an undergraduate university degree, or any equivalent education
  • Having at least two years of professional experience relevant to the programme of the Certificate
  • Mastering the English language

Admission sur dossier.


Professional acting at strategic levels and aiming to develop analytical skills on water governance processes
A broad diversity of backgrounds is expected: public administrations, International Organizations, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, private sector.


CHF 3'500.-
Modules can be followed individually: CHF 1,250.- per module


  • Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS

CAS in Water Governance: Frameworks and Negotiations / CAS en Gouvernance de l'eau: structures et négociations, awarded by the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva. 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).

Infos pratiques

Lieu / adresse

  • Genève (GE)

University of Geneva
Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE)
Uni Carl-Vogt – Room CV 001
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 66
1205 Geneva

Déroulement temporel

Début des cours


Durée de la formation

1 distance course (MOOC) + two weeks in Spring (full time)

Modalités temporelles

  • À temps partiel

Langue d’enseignement

  • anglais


Renseignements / contact

E-mail: cas-eau@unige.ch