The Water Footprint Assessment: Concept and Application is a self-taught, online foundation course facilitated by experts from the Water Footprint Network and the University of Twente. Developed with support of the World Bank Institute, it provides an introduction to the concept of water footprint and the field of Water Footprint Assessment for those new to the issue.
Participants will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours of self-paced learning over a period of three weeks. Reading materials, audio slides and basic assignments will be provided. Expert tutors are available during the second and third weeks to answer questions and to guide discussion by email via our online forum.
The course includes five modules:
1. Water Footprint Concept and Application
2. Global Water Management
3. Government Policy
4. Corporate Strategy
5. Calculating the Water Footprint
On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded the Certificate of e-learning course, endorsed by the Water Footprint Network.
This course is for policy makers, academics and professionals from all sectors who are concerned with sustainable water management and corporate responsibility.
It is ideal for those wanting a flexible way of learning the basic foundations of Water Footprint Assessment and offers the advantages of studying at one’s own pace, around other commitments and without travel.
Participants are encouraged to complete the Water Footprint Assessment: Concept and Application foundation course before participating in the intensive Global Water Footprint Standard training course. However, this is not a pre-requisite.
Course fee: € 200 per participant (For payment via PayPal we will charge € 210 to cover the transacttion costs).