Distance learning course on International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers


The Geneva Water Hub  is pleased to announce the launching of the 3rd edition of its Distance Learning Course on International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers that will take place from 24 September to 9 December 2018.

The course’s goal is to provide professionals involved in the negotiation or implementation of treaties related to transboundary surface and ground water resources with advanced knowledge of the principles and norms that govern the use, equitable sharing and sustainable management of these resources. This international legal framework contributes to the prevention of water-related conflicts among riparian States.

The course is composed of six thematic modules and an additional practical module consisting in the resolution of a case study.

Course co-directors:

  • Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva.
  • Makane M. Mbengue, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva.
  • Mara Tignino, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Platform for International Water Law at the Geneva Water Hub, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva.

Speakers from international organizations and representatives from different sectors will contribute with their expertise throughout the course.

Find out more about the course’s content, participation fees and application process on the University of Geneva page, or contact info-waterlawonline[at]unige.ch for further inquiries.

The course is carried out by the Geneva Water Hub’s Platform for International Water Law, in partnership with the DiploFoundation and receives the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The deadline for application and registration is 19 September 2018.

Download the programme of the course below:

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