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CAS Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

Integrated Water Resource Management in the context of Developing and Transition Countries


What is IWRM?

IWRM is the abbreviation for “Integrated Water Resources Management”.

It is concerned with the process of promoting the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. It should be noted that the management of water resources is defined as a process; consequently it is also a learning process.


CAS – Objectives

Participants will be trained to consider water-related problems from an integrated and global point of view, derive and discuss possible solutions and propose potential activities in a local context. They will improve their management and monitoring skills with regard to water projects in Developing and Transition Countries.




Titel of Modules

Class Instructions in




Cognition and Assessment

Biel, Switzerland




Practical Solutions and Actions

Biel, Switzerland




Contact and Registration:

Program (PDF)

Registration form (PDF)


Impressions and feedback of the 2009 Module








“Very valuable course for me to feed back to my colleagues”






“My organization is emergency focussed – This course widened my view about aspects of water use”







“I have found the IWRM course useful as a whole”









“I am happy to have applied for this CAS, which really met my expectations – I had a good time”