Water Cooperation and Diplomacy

Water Cooperation and Diplomacy

A master’s programme jointly offered by the University for Peace in Costa Rica, the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands and Oregon State University in the United States.

Water connects all cultures and communities, across all scales—from wells to watersheds, rain to rivers. Managing water is complex and requires so much more than policy—it takes people, diplomacy and careful consideration of the history and culture surrounding this precious resource.

Designed for both professionals and graduate students, this Master of Science programme in Water Cooperation and Diplomacy (WCD) builds on this philosophy and encourages a broadened approach to water conflict and peacebuilding.

Through on-site experience at three academic institutions in three different countries – the University for Peace in Costa Rica, the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands and Oregon State University in the United States.

Students develop a global context for water diplomacy and strengthen skills through highly experiential learning opportunities. Upon graduation, Alumni of the programme create a community of peers to help transform conversations toward building creative and peaceful solutions to water conflict worldwide.

If you’re interested in this programme and wish to apply, please email specialprogrammes@upeace.org or visit https://www.waterdiplomacymaster.org/ for more detailed information.

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