The target audience of this course is Task Managers who are implementing the Bank's Water Resources Management Policy. This course is designed to develop participants in the following aspects:
1. To raise awareness of the pressure and challenges of the water resources of the world by looking at the global picture.
2. To establish new thinking through studying relevant technical and economic concept, in order to understand the systemic and economic nature of the water resources management.
3. To understand and be able to apply the policies framework of the UN and the Bank, which is embodied in the Dublin Statement (1992).
4. To exchange and share thoughts and experiences through discussing one or two water resources management projects.
5. To expose to a set of selected reference materials and several relevant web sites, including a water resources information system.
6. To enhance participantsí computer/Internet literacy and competency by taking this Internet-based-training course.
Part One: Water Resources of the World: Pressures, Challenges and Management Approach
III. Management Approach
Part Two: New Thinking on Water Resources
I. The Hydrological Cycle
II. Self-organizing System
III. Water as an Economic Good
IV. Water Resources Information Systems
V. Relationships Between Hydrological Cycle, River Basin, Water Demands and Investment
Part Three: Policy Framework of the Water Resources Management
I. Four Guiding Principles of the Dublin Statement (1992)
II. Integrated Water Resources Development and Management
III. Elements of a Water Strategy and Strategy Development
IV. Policy Options and Recommendations
Part Four: Project Implementation
II Project Implementation Methodology
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