Integrated Transboundary Groundwater Management

Tools and Methods
Organized by UNESCO-ISARM

A two-day course will take place after the conference, starting on Thursday 9 December at 8:30 am and finishing on Friday 10 December at 6:00pm. Like the First Pilot Course that ran in Thessaloniki in October 2008, this Second Pilot Course aims to provide the multidisciplinary information necessary to enable water practitioners ‐ be they political, legal, scientific or technical experts ‐ to improve the sustainable management of transboundary aquifers.

The course analyzes several case studies, presented and commented by internationally known experts from the field; this analysis is then followed by a series of round‐table discussions. In the last session, a role‐play aims at consolidating the methods and tools developed during the course.

The course reviews transboundary groundwater issues in different contexts: the case of countries with non concurrent administrative and hydrological boundaries; the case of the European Union, and the case of countries free from political conflict. The case of countries experiencing political conflict will be considered through a role‐play based on a fictitious case study.

The course is free of charge, but places are limited to 40 persons (a selection process will take into consideration disciplinary, geographical and gender representations). If you are interested, please send a short CV and a motivation letter (1/2 page - clearly stating your reasons for attending this course as well as the ability to replicate and disseminate the acquired knowledge) by 30 November to Ms Lucilla Minelli at l.minelli@unesco.org with the reference ‘Application for TBGW Pilot Course' in the subject line.

For more information please contact
Prof. Jean Fried -  jfried@uci.edu
Ms Lucilla Minelli - l.minelli@unesco.org

Side Event taking place on 9 December (from 9:00 to 18:00 in Room VI) and 10 December (from 9:00 to 18:00 in Room XIV)