Water Governance and Management
Water is a critical resource characterised by growing demands, competition and contestation. Urbanisation, climate change and land use change are multiplying the threats on water resources. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the fore further the importance of access to safe water and the challenges of limited and uneven access in informal settlements. In this background, it is important to develop an understanding of the governance and public policy challenges around water and the potential of different approaches to addressing them. Different stakeholders need to appreciate these challenges so as to position themselves uniquely in contributing to finding solutions to them.
The objectives of the MDP are:
- To develop an understanding of the governance and public policy challenges surrounding water
- To develop an understanding of the potential of different approaches to addressing them
- The concept of Integrated Water Resource Management: efficiency, equity and sustainability concerns in water use and access
- Management of the water commons
- Gender and water governance
- (Peri) urbanisation and changing water use
- Groundwater governance: issues, challenges and approaches
- Water rights and legal pluralism
- Reorienting water resources education
Who can participate
Industry executives, NGOs and development professionals, and government functionaries.
Registration and Fees
Participants should be nominated by their organisations. The enclosed nomination form should be completed and returned with all the details. The fee of the programme is Rs. 37,500 (rupees thirty-seven thousand five hundred only) per participant which includes a professional fee and all charges for lodging and boarding and supply of course materials. GST as applicable will be charged extra in addition to the programme fee. Payment should be made by cheque/NEFT/RTGS.