UNESCO Chair on Water Resources Management and Culture (1012), established in 2013 at the University for Foreigners in Perugia and the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy)


Water management.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • develop further the existing six-month course on Integrated Water Resources Management by combining technical and cultural aspects, and to train students, faculty, water and development professionals, water service providers, institutional decision-makers and trainers;
  • carry out research jointly with partners to enhance knowledge that would inform innovative and interdisciplinary strategies to manage water, and disseminate results widely;
  • help establish a network of experts and institutions to facilitate collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and good practices in water management;
  • foster the realization of scientific, social and management support systems to facilitate/strengthen cooperation among relevant institutions at the national and regional levels; and,
  • cooperate closely with UNESCO on relevant programmes and initiatives, in particular with the International Hydrological Programme and with the World Water Assessment Programme, in the context of activities such as the Umbria Water festival.

Host Institution

University for Foreigners in Perugia (Italy)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences

Contacts: Prof. Stefania Giannini


University for Foreigners in Perugia

Piazza Fortebraccio 4

06123 Perugia


Phone: +39 075 5746 1


Prof. Lucio Ubertini, Director

The Honours Centre of Italian Universities

University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Via Eudossiana 18

Roma 00184