Finland

UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Water Services (973), established in 2012 at the Tampere University of Technology (Finland).

Fields/Disciplines

Development and governance of water resources.

Objectives

The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • develop post-graduate training materials in collaboration with partners and provide training on management, development and governance of water services;
  • provide short-term training courses, including research courses;
  • carry out inter- and multidisciplinary research on management, development and governance of water services, and disseminate widely their results;
  • design and implement activities to strengthen university-society relations and collaboration in the field of water services;
  • produce, collect and disseminate examples of good practices in the management, development and governance of water services, and promote their application in service provision and production;
  • promote networking, knowledge and experience-sharing, student and faculty mobility to strengthen capacities in the field of management, as well as development and governance of water resources; and,
  • collaborate with relevant national, regional and global organizations to achieve the above objectives.

Host Institution

The Tampere University of Technology (Finland)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences

Contact

Adjunct Prof. Tapio Katko, UNESCO Chairholder

Tampere University of Technology

P.O. Box 527

Tampere 33101

Finland

Phone: +358-3-3115 2183

Fax: +358-3115 2869

E-mail: tapio.katko@tut.fi

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