Aug 05, 2015

Register for the virtual course: A Human Rights Based Approach to Integrated Water Resources Management

The concept of justice in managing water resources arises from the competing, and sometimes, conflicting demands for water. The human rights system offers an important point of entry to streamline water governance and provide coherence both in the sphere of environmental sustainability and in terms of human development. A Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) offers a normative and legal framework to define the rights and obligations of different categories of institutions and for the allocation of scarce freshwater resources in society.

This virtual course offers participants an introduction to the main principles and concepts for a human rights based approach to IWRM, as an essential condition to improve access to water and sanitation and achieve the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.


There is no course fee; participants will be selected by the organizing committee considering gender, professional background, and geographic balance, as well as on their motivation and commitment to participate throughout the entire course.

Interested participants must complete the online registration form and submit the following documents to with subject “A HRBA to IWRM virtual course registration”, before Friday, September 4, 2015:

  1. Required. A 1-page profile, describing: educational and professional background; experience in water resources management, water capacity development, or decision making; participation in networks and/or alliances; any other relevant information related to the course subject.
  2. Required. A 1-page motivation and commitment letter: explaining your interest in participating in the course; availability to dedicate at least 4 hours per week during the course duration and participate in the course activities; and your expectations in terms how will you apply and share the acquired contents in your field of work and with your colleagues.
  3. Optional. A 1-page letter of institutional support: through which the institution where you work
    expresses interest in your participation in the course; explains why this will be an important training for you and the institution.


The course language is English. This course will soon be available in other languages.

For more information please read this pdf document.