Course Description

The course introduces students to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).  The purpose of this course is to give the students of water resources management a wider understanding of IWRM and the procedures and tools available for its implementation.


  • Introduce the  basic principles and practice of IWRM;
  • Analyse the functions of natural and anthropogenic factors in water resources management
  • Create an appreciation of water conservation and management interactions;
  • Introduce transboundary issues in water resources management
  • Create an understanding of water as a social and economic good
  • Enhance student’s capacity to plan water resource development
  • Provide an understanding of principles of catchment management including policies, strategies and institutional arrangements for IWRM
  • Introduce measures to protect water resources including laws and regulations governing water resources
Attachment Name Attachment Type
CIV8117 Integrated Water Resources Management DOC PDF PS