Saving your favourites has failed.


Add programmes to your favourites and compare them to find the programme that suits you best.

Water Economics

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary This course introduces economic concepts, theory and methods as applied to water management. It is for young and mid-career professionals, engineers, and decision-makers interested in water economics.
Course description The course is designed for professionals in water-related fields without prior economic background, with the purpose to provide an economic foundation for water management. It will first layout the policy context for water economics, i.e., why is economics relevant and important for water management, through cases and examples in which economics can play or have played a role. The course will then introduce economic principles, concepts, and theory to build economic foundation for understanding water issues. Based on the economic foundation, the course will further elaborate on and synthesize economic approaches to managing water, including quantity and price based policy instruments, institutional role, and benefit-cost analysis. The course will also cover economic valuation of water uses and decision-making context. As part of the course, a roleplay game will be conducted with course participants to help understanding of water resource management in the real world. Group work, presentation, and individual assignment will be part of learning process to improve understanding.
Study subjects 1. Introduction to water economics. 2. Economic concepts of demand and supply, empirical aspects, characterization of water issues in socio-economic context. 3. Economic approaches to water management, including tradable water rights and marketing, water pricing, policy analysis of water management, and benefit-cost analysis. 4. Economic valuation of water.
Course objectives Describe economics principles for water management; Compare economic perspectives/approaches v.s. other perspectives/approaches to water management; Explain water issues using economic concepts and theory; ; Conduct policy analysis of water decision-making; Review economic instruments for water management; Describe economic approach to water valuation.
ECTS credits 3.00
Duration 2 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group assignment, oral presentation, individual assignment, lecture, literature study
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; basic PC-computer knowledge (MS-Windows, MS-Office); good English command.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL internet based 87
TOEFL paper based 999
Professional experience required -
Duration 2 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
14 Sep 2020 14 Aug 2020 14 Aug 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

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.


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

For more scholarships, visit:

Course website More information about the course


Contact information for the study programme

C. Schutter-Brakel

fellowship and admission officer

Contact information for the institution

IHE Delft

Student Affairs

Telephone number
Course website More information about the course
Institution website More information about the institution