University degree on Integrated Water Resource Management

Development of a university degree at the bachelor's level on Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). IWRM is a coordinated, goal-directed ‘process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems and the environment’ (source). IWRM also acts as a comprehensive, participatory planning and implementation tool for managing and developing water resources in a way that ensures efficient, equitable and sustainable development and management of the world’s limited water resources and for coping with conflicting demands. Students learn about the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, water use and transfer, as well as governance and community based approaches to water management. The degree is supported by the United Nations University and it will be delivered online across different countries in Central America and the Caribbean.

Climate Related Risk

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Country of Origin

Dominican Republic, Guatemala


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The option has been recommended within the project report but has not been implemented

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Change or implementation of a program