Griffith University launches Climate Change and Water Short Course

 Deadline Date: 28-Sep-2022

The Griffith University is pleased to launch the Climate Change and Water Short Course which is designed to explore climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a specific focus on best practices in water resources management (WRM) and water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) for achieving water security outcomes.

Participants will build knowledge and skills through engaging online sessions which will showcase evidence, case studies, tools and approaches that can support climate change decision making, policy and planning with respect to WaSH & WRM.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants will have gained:

  • Knowledge and skills to manage water and climate change risks
  • Understanding of best practices in water resources management (WRM) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for achieving water security outcomes.
  • Knowledge of GEDSI, gendered impacts and the specific requirements of people with a disability, the elderly and young children, and the nuanced requirements of ethnic minorities with respect to climate impacts.
  • Professional contacts and networks advancing climate change and water projects throughout North Africa.
Key Topics
  • An Introduction to WASH + Water Resource Management
  • Climate change and hydrological cycle
  • UNFCCC National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategies + AR6 IPCC report – implications for regions
  • Climate change mitigation and the water sector.
  • Water, climate, and Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6).
  • GEDSI and climate change.
  • Dealing with uncertainty
  • Climate resilience for rural WaSH and WRM, including GEDSI sensitive adaptation and planning tools and approaches.
  • Climate resilience for urban WaSH and WRM, including GEDSI sensitive adaptation and planning tools and approaches
  • Nature-based solutions for building resilience (i.e. against floods and drought, and for water supply).
  • Climate change and natural resources management and land-use planning at a basin/catchment scale.
  • Climate change, water and human health (including COVID-19 and GEDSI issues)
  • Climate finance, environmental economics, ecosystem service accounting and cost-benefit analysis of climate adaptation options
Course Details
  • Commencing 10 October 2022
  • Duration: 4 weeks, 6 hours of online learning per week (24 weeks total)
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: This short course is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Water Partnership and therefore free to successful applicants.
  • Outcome: Digital Certificate Griffith University Digital Badge
  • Delivery team: Griffith University (International WaterCentre), Alluvium Consulting, University of Newcastle, Institute of Sustainable Futures at University of Technology Sydney.
Geographical Focus

They are looking for participants in:

  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Libya
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
Eligibility Criteria
  • This online course is for residents of North African who would benefit from upskilling and expanding their knowledge of climate change, water and adaptation and mitigation opportunities.
  • The course is suitable for practitioners, policy makers, decision markers, students, utility directors and employees of water associations.
  • This course will address critical sectoral issues and provide participants with the practical and technical skills they need to drive positive change in the complex world of water management.
  • It is designed to be highly interactive, encouraging participants to actively engage to discuss issues, share stories and ideas and understand the application of new knowledge in a range of contexts and real-world scenarios whilst building networks.

For more information, visit Griffith University.

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