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Environmental Planning and Implementation

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills sufficient to integrate the concept of sustainable development and environmental policy instruments into planning and management
Course description The course starts with introduction and discussion of concepts and principles of sustainable development. Environmental management is addressed in relation to economic development and poverty alleviation. In addition, risk assessment and uncertainty analysis is discussed. A number of policy implementation tools are introduced such as environmental information management systems, valuation of natural resources and economic policy tools, and environmental assessment (EIA and SEA). Finally, policy enforcement, monitoring and evaluation are discussed as essential elements in achieving environmental policy goals. Lectures are used to convey the basic subject matters. A group game is used to increase (practical) understanding of sustainable development and common pool resource use. Through an essay assignment, students learn how to develop and present a case in the context of environmental economics. By means of a number of group exercises (discussions, poster making) students are brought together to discuss and develop opinions about better implementation of environmental polices. Through a one-day fieldtrip participants get exposure to the practical perspectives of the subject matter.
Study subjects Globalization of water, Environmental planning processes, spatial planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Economics, Environmental Policy Implementation
Course objectives -Explain the concept and importance of sustainable development into environmental planning and management -Demonstrate basic knowledge on the principles, processes and methods of environmental assessment (EIA-SEA) and be able to apply them in water related plans and projects -Apply and discuss economic valuation methods and policy instruments for environmental policy monitoring and implementation
ECTS credits 5.00
Duration 3 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes computer modeling, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, tutorial
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department IHE Delft
Information about the institution IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and the only institution in the UN system to confer accredited MSc degrees and promote PhDs. It offers degree programmes, short courses, online courses and tailor-made training. Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate education to more than 15,000 water professionals from over 160 countries. More than 175 PhD candidates were promoted. IHE Delft is at the centre of a vast international network of water related institutions, and functions as an interface between knowledge networks and centres, public and private sector organizations, scientific and professional associations and other members of the international water community. The Institute runs a substantial number of joint MSc programmes implemented in partnership with universities around the globe. These joint programmes combine the strengths of the collaborating institutions and deliver either multiple degrees or a joint degree.


Admission requirements
  1. Several years of relevant working experience
  2. Relevant wo bachelor (academic bachelor): BSc degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject from a recognised university.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL internet based 87
TOEFL paper based 999
Professional experience required -
Duration 3 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
20 Apr 2020 20 Mar 2020 20 Mar 2020
19 Apr 2021 19 Mar 2021 19 Mar 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2910€ 2910n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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