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Wetlands for Livelihoods and Conservation

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary A one week fieldwork forms the basis of studying wetland ecosystem functions, services and wetland assessment techniques. And for developing a participatory management plan for this Dutch case study.
Course description A field week at a Dutch Ramsar site will enable participants to practice a range of wetland assessment techniques. Participants will study hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological characteristics of the area. A strong focus will be on the link between a wetland ecosystem and human well being. Therefore participants will also interview stakeholders and read existing literature to get informed and to analyze the socio-economics of the wetland site. All information needs to be analyzed and used to draft a wetland management plan. Next to the case study the latest thinking on: ecosystem functions and services; participatory wetland management planning processes and adaptive management for wetlands in response to climate change is integrated into the course curriculum.
Study subjects Ecosystem functions and services; Climate change as a driver of change in WMP; Objective Oriented Planning (OOP); Stakeholder analysis and participatory approaches to WMP; Stakeholder consultations and WMP guidelines developed by the Ramsar convention; Wetland assessment.
Course objectives • Understand the concept of ecosystem functions and services, and means of assessing it; • Develop adaptive management for wetlands in response to climate change; • Analyse problems and formulate objectives; • Analyse systematically the role that stakeholders have in wetland planning and management; • Develop and carry out stakeholder interviews and surveys; • Construct a wetland management plan.
ECTS credits 5.00
Duration 3 week(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, excursion, group assignment, individual assignment, workshop
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

Admission requirements
  1. Several years of relevant working experience
  2. Relevant WO bachelor (acedemic bachelor) BSc degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field 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)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
29 Jun 2020 29 May 2020 29 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (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.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), MENA Scholarship Programme , Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Claudia Schutter-Brakel

Fellowship and Admission Officer

c.schutter-brakel@un-ihe.org

Contact information for the institution

IHE Delft

Student Affairs

info@un-ihe.org

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