Monday, March 7, 2011

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the context of Developing and Transition Countries

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From: Katharina Schwarz-Platzer <>

Dear Madame or Sir

Water is a limited resource but crucial for our future. Especially for countries in the South and East water management is a big challenge with a high potential of conflicts.
Would you like to learn more about the Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) approach and its application in Developing and Transition Countries?

We are glad to send you the program of the:

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) on the topic of "Integrated Water Resource Management in the context of Developing and Transition Countries".

The CAS is a joint project of the following partners:

•       CDC, Centre for Development and Cooperation, Bern   University of Applied Sciences, Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
•       CDE, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
•       EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
•       FHNW, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, School of Life Sciences
•       HELVETAS, Swiss Association for International Cooperation
•       INTERCOOPERATION, Swiss Foundation for Development and International Cooperation
•       SDC, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
•       SHL, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Swiss College of Agriculture
•       SKAT, Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development
•       UBC, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada
•       OESCHGER CENTRE, Climate Change Research, University of Bern

The CAS is endowed with 10 ECTS credits, has a modular structure and consists of a preparatory work, two ten-day courses as class instruction and a project work. The class instructions will take place in Switzerland during the last two weeks of August 2011, respectively 2012:

15. – 26.8.2011
13. – 24.8.2012

Our highly qualified instructors guarantee a sound professional and methodical study programme with a strong focus on the specific preconditions in the selected Developing and Transition Countries.

The multifaceted program offers sufficient space for the participants' personal inputs for exchange of know-how or the consolidation of selected topics in the frame of excursions or field tests.

We hope that the attached program will spark your interest.

Course website:

Sincerely yours

Katharina Schwarz-Platzer
Project leader

We kindly ask you to communicate the CAS within your institution and to take a note of the course dates.

Don't hesitate to contact us for additional information.


Katja Zuber
CAS - Administrator
Berne University of Applied Sciences
Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
Solothurnstrasse 102, P.O. Box, CH-2500 Biel-Bienne 6
T direct: +41 32 344 03 30, Fax: +41 32 344 03 91,

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