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Water: Addressing the global crisis – an open online course

Today, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) release a massive open online course (MOOC) in collaboration with the United Nations’s SDG Academy. The title of the course is “Water: addressing the global crisis”.
Together with Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, UNESCO WWAP, Global Resilience Partnership and UNDP, SIWI have developed courses to give an introduction too many different aspects of water, including finance, diplomacy and water services. The course is aimed at development professionals, private sector actors, water activists and advanced students.

Starting January 14, a module will be released every week, with a 2-week catch-up period, giving you time to understand the complexity and diversity of water. The MOOC is offered free of charge and consists of 9 modules;

  • Module 1: No One Will Be Left Behind, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • Module 2: Climate Change, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)
  • Module 3: Water and Ecosystems, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
  • Module 4: Water Governance Crisis: Who Gets Water, When, and How?, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)
  • Module 5: Water and Sanitation Services and Delivery, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Module 6: Transboundary Water: Source of Conflict or Solution?, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • Module 7: Food and Water, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • Module 8: A Critical Connection: Water + Energy, Global Resilience Partnership
  • Module 9: Case studies


Learn more about the course and register for the course here.