Water Education

Improving and expanding education on water at all levels is one of the main axes of the International Hydrological Program. For this, a broad sense in the teaching of hydrological sciences and related sciences must be considered. The IHP addresses water education as a crosscutting issue in all its areas of development that allows generating knowledge, improving the capacities and values for the protection and sustainable management of the resource.

The Program proposes a multi and interdisciplinary approach that covers the following focal areas:

  • Tertiary education and for professionals in the water sector
  • Vocational education and for water operators
  • Education for children and young people 
  • Informal education at the community level and in the mass media
  • Education for transboundary water cooperation and governance

The investigation of the complex interrelation that exists between societies and water resources also constitutes a line of study developed by the IHP. This is addressed through analysis of attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs in order to establish guidelines for an equitable, sustainable and ethical management of water resources. In this process, recognition and respect for cultural diversity is considered, with a holistic vision of diverse perspectives towards collaborative and inclusive actions for the sustainability of water and cultures

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