Courses on the Prevention of Conflicts and the Cooperation in the Water Resource Management in Latin America

The 6-day pilot course on the Prevention of Conflicts and the Cooperation in the Water Resource Management in Latin America was held in Guayaquil in January 2006. 18 participants from 11 Latin American countries with such different professional backgrounds as those of a hydraulic engineer, biologist, diplomat and journalist took part in the course.

The course main objectives were:

Improve the knowledge of the Integrated Water Resources Management Improve the understanding of the process of conflict transformation and provide instruments for negotiation Strengthen regional diplomacy as it relates to water resources (Water Diplomacy)

To achieve these goals the preliminary editions of the Course Book (Libro de Curso) and Handouts (Manual) were used. Additional papers included in the book Libro de Lectura were suggested to be read before and during the course. The methodology of the course was based on the theoretical lessons complemented by practical exercises. In this way, the students focused on some specific issues and had the chance to express their own ideas and proposals, and to share knowledge and expertise acquired in their own country or context of work.

Course Material

All of the courses' tables of contents are available below in PDF format. For the full versions please contact us.

  • Prevention of Conflicts and Cooperation Regarding Water Resource Management in Latin America (6-day course)
    Course Book (in Spanish - 32 KB) | Handouts (in Spanish - 20 KB)
  • Report on the Pilot Course
    Pilot Course in Guayaquil (192 KB)
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