Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners short course

7-11 September 2015, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

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


Participants will acquire a 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 policy, to gain an appreciation of the relations between water security and energy, climate, food, human and national security. Participants will also substantially develop their networks and resource bases.

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. The short course is best suited for those with at least few years of experience working on water-related issues.

Teaching Team

The course is co-directed by Dr Naho Mirumachi of King’s Water and Dr Jessica Budds from the UEA Water Security Research Centre. Naho and Jessica are supported by a team of internationally recognised tutors including Professor Tony Allan (King’s Water), Vincent Casey (WaterAid), Professor Declan Conway (LSE), Dr Marisa Goulden (UEA), Professor Kevin Hiscock (UEA), Professor Bruce Lankford (UEA), Dr David Tickner (UEA/WWF), Dr Mark Zeitoun (UEA)

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For more information, please see https://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/water-security