Length Length

9 modules released weekly, with 2-week catch-up period

Effort Effort

3-5 hours per module

Price Price

FREE

Languages Languages

English

Video Transcripts Video Transcripts

English

Prerequisites Prerequisites

None

Requirements Requirements

An internet connection to access course materials

WATER FOR EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE
by 2030

GLOBAL GOAL ON WATER

WATER FOR EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE
GOOD WATER GOVERNANCE
for a

WATER WISE WORLD

GOOD WATER GOVERNANCE
NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS
to improve

WATER MANAGEMENT

NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS
TRANSBOUNDARY WATERS
from a natural resource to a

POLITICAL RESOURCE

TRANSBOUNDARY WATERS

Overview

This course will begin on January 14, 2019.

Water is the source of all life. Without it, neither humans nor nature will survive. Yet lack of access to water is a rapidly growing problem and one of the world’s gravest risks. The water we have at our disposal is often too little, too much or too dirty. We must learn to manage it more wisely, fairly and sustainably to avoid a serious water crisis.

The SDG Academy and the Stockholm International Water Institute have come together to offer this MOOC on some of the most important water issues. We focus on the key role water plays in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, not least SDG 6, about sustainable water and sanitation for all.

The course intends to explain the linkages between water, environment, and societal development, focusing on how to tackle issues such as growing water uncertainty and deteriorating water quality. Through the course you will gain a better understanding of how water influences lives and livelihoods. You will also learn how your own actions can contribute to a more water wise world.

structure

  • Pre-recorded lectures
  • Readings
  • Quizzes and final exam
  • Discussion forum
  • Live Q&A sessions
These live sessions allow students to ask questions and engage directly with instructors and leading practitioners in the field. The exact dates of these sessions will be announced early in the course.

Lead Faculty

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    Therese Sjömander Magnusson

    Stockholm International Water Institute

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    Stefan Uhlenbrook

    UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)

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    John H. Matthews

    Alliance for Global Water Adaptation

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    Angela Renata Cordeiro Ortigara

    UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)

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    Marianne Kjellén

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Alejandro Jiménez

    Stockholm International Water Institute

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    Jan Lundqvist

    Stockholm International Water Institute

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    Nathanial Matthews

    Global Resilience Partnership

This course is for

Sustainable development practitioners as well as private-sector actors who need to understand how solution-oriented approaches can be developed in fragile contexts with weak governance.

Advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in the field of water and Agenda 2030.

Water activists who want a concise overview of the current status of the water world and emerging solutions.

Questions?

Course logistics and requirements

This course will run from January 14th, 2019 through April 1st, 2019.

Certificates

Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to receive a digital Verified Certificate signed by the course instructors. In order to successfully complete the course, students must score an average of 70% or higher on the graded components of the course.

syllabus

Module 0: Experience, Knowledge, and Understanding

0.1

Welcome to this MOOC

0.2

Introduction to Water

0.3

SDG Vision Statement in 2030

Module 1: No One Will Be Left Behind

1.1

The Global Goal on Water

1.2

Water for All, Health for All

1.3

Water-Related Ecosystems

1.4

Influencing Economies

1.5

Eliminating Inequalities

1.6

Enabling Environment for Change

Module 2: Climate Change

2.1

Weather or Climate?

2.2

Defining Vulnerability and Solutions

2.3

Climate Adaptation and Water Management

2.4

Social Fragility, Conflict, and Mitigation

Module 3: Water and Ecosystems

3.1

The State of the World’s Water Resources

3.2

Global Water Challenge: Gray-Green Solutions

3.3

Untapping the Potential of Wastewater

3.4

Nature-based Solutions

3.5

Resilience - Nature’s Way

3.6

Nature-based Solutions: Real-Life Examples

Module 4: Water Governance Crisis: Who Gets Water, When, and How?

4.1

Water Governance

4.2

Water Services Governance

4.3

Water Resource Governance: from Source to Sea

PARTA

Source to Sea - The Challenge

PARTB

Source to Sea - Accelerating Progress

4.4

Impact of Water Footprints

4.5

Good Water Governance for Accelerating Progress

Module 5: Water and Sanitation Services and Delivery

5.1

Overview of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH)

5.2

Sanitation Service Chain-An Overview

5.3

Urban Sanitation

5.4

Rural Sanitation

5.5

Finance

Module 6: Transboundary Water: Source of Conflict or Solution?

6.1

From a Natural Resource into a Political Resource

6.2

The Obligation to Cooperate

6.3

Framework for Collaboration

6.4

Case Study: Middle East

6.5

Case Study: Nile

Module 7: Food and Water

7.1

Green, Blue, and Grey Water

7.2

From Field to Fork

7.3

An Inconvenient Legacy

7.4

Nature Based Solutions and Agriculture

Module 8: A Critical Connection: Water + Energy

8.1

The Nexus Approach

8.2

Case Study: A ten year program, Songwe River

8.3

How does Hydropower Impact Water?

Module 9: Case Studies

9.1

Impact Finance

9.2

Water Services in Rulindo, Rwanda

9.3

Space for Food Security

9.4

Empowering Women

9.5

Good Water management in Industry

9.6

Agriculture History of Central Asia

9.7

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Water Sector