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June 24-28 2019


University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Course Summary 

Bringing together key strengths in water politics, climate change, agricultural water management and water allocation, this course will provide participants with an exceptional chance to acquire an understanding of this key global issue. 

The Water Security Research Centre (UEA) currently offers two professional training courses: Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners and Water Stewardship. 

The course introduces and explores different interpretations of water security in an international and developing economy context.  Participants will acquire a wide variety of tools and analytical frameworks from a variety of disciplines and an extended understanding of this key national and global issue. They will leave the course with an ability to critically assess and address current water security issues and policies and to gain an appreciation of the relations between water security and development, health, climate, food, and national security. Participants will also substantially develop their networks and resource bases.

Topics likely to be covered include

Water security fundamentals –  Water resources security and water scarcity –  Climate change security and water security –  Water sharing through the River Basin Game –  Food security, agriculture and water security –  Water security and health –  Transboundary water security and hydropolitics –  Global trade, global political economy  and water –  Water markets and water security.

The Water Security Research Centre (WSRC) brings together researchers from across the University of East Anglia to address the theoretical, practical and policy challenges of managing and governing water for different human, economic and environmental needs from the local to the global scales.

The Anglian Centre for Water Studies is a partnership between Anglian Water and the University of East Anglia. The Centre seeks to ensure the independent research done by UEA informs business outcomes, policy and research.

Course Director and Teaching Team

Bruce Lankford is Professor of Water and Irrigation Policy with more than 30 years’ experience in agriculture, irrigation and water resources management.  His research covers irrigation management in Sub-Saharan Africa; games in natural resource management; resource use efficiency and the paracommons; river basin management; water allocation; and water and ecosystem services. He was responsible for the publication of two books on water security and resource efficiency in 2013. 

Regular contributors include Prof Tony Allan (KCL/London Water Research Group), Prof Declan Conway (LSE), Dr Marisa Goulden (UEA), Prof Kevin Hiscock (UEA), Dr Jessica Budds (UEA), Dr Naho Mirumachi (KCL), Dr David Tickner (WWF), Dr Mark Zeitoun (UEA).

Target Audience

The course is designed for entry and mid-level water and development policy-makers and professionals in government, donor, NGO or implementing agencies as well as for environmental journalists, consultants and activists

Course Requirements 

The course is conducted in English. Full competence in English, written and spoken is an essential requirement.


£1,850 which is inclusive of full tuition, lunches Monday to Friday and refreshments. Accommodation is not included

Water Security 2018 Short Course Brochure