Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

On-line Postgraduate Diploma open for applications

The new UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goal for water (SDG 6) is leading to an increased demand for knowledge, understanding and capacity in water quality monitoring and assessment worldwide.

The UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development on-line Postgraduate Diploma in Freshwater Quality Monitoring and Assessment focuses on all aspects of water quality monitoring including: monitoring programme design, quality assurance, data analysis and presentation, monitoring and assessment of rivers, lakes and groundwater, and water quality monitoring with biological and ecological methods and with particulate material. There is also an opportunity to take part in a field workshop during the second year of the programme.

The programme aims to recruit highly-motivated, enthusiastic students who may be (i) currently involved in water quality monitoring, (ii) part of the UN Environment GEMS/Water network, and/or (iii) seeking to specialise in water quality monitoring and assessment, and who wish to study on a flexible, part-time basis.

This is a two-year, part-time programme offered on-line through University College Cork. You can find further information, including details of the modules, the application process, and the fees here.