244 Transboundary Water Resources Management

Part 1: March 23 - April 3, 2009
Part 2: June 8 - 12, 2009
Part 1: Mozambique and Swaziland
Part 2: Stockholm Sweden
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
November 14, 2008


Water is essential to all kinds of human development and livelihood support systems. Transcending most political and administrative boundaries, the available freshwater and the benefits it generates must be shared among individuals, economic sectors and sovereign nations.

The water management challenges are becoming increasingly complex. New and growing demands increasingly strain scarce and erratic supplies and cross thematic, cultural and political boundaries.

A dialogue on water and associated benefits from the entire basin area and its role in development provides a means for building trust among the parties in a region and making cooperative management solutions possible. Ultimately sharing water creates an opportunity for influencing regional politics in the direction of increased regional cooperation to lay a foundation for social and political stability, economic prosperity and poverty alleviation.

This training programme provides a meeting place for professionals involved in water issues around the world, with the aim of building both personal and institutional bridges. The training programme further draws on regional and global experience from transboundary water resources management and dicusses legal frameworks and novel techniques for enhancing the broad benefits of shared waters.

Stina Mossberg

Ramboll Natura AB

Anders Berntell

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)


The general objective is to establish and strengthen emerging and ongoing transboundary waterrelated management and negotiation processes.

Participants shall improve their ability and skills for transboundary water resources management.

Their enhanced capacity should have a positive impact on their home organisations and transnational

Target Group

Target Region: Invited countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Decision makers, planners, specialists or managers involved in transboundary processes, representing the following types of organisations:
- Ministries and government departments
- International water commissions
- Research organisations
- Non-governmental organisations
- Private sector


Phase 1 (home country) - Preparations, including a start-up workshop at the home organisation facilitated by the organiser and resulting in an initial individual project related to Transboundary Water Management (TWM).

Phase 2 (South Africa) - Presentations and field trip to observe various aspects of TWM, further development of participants' individual projects and presentations of participants' case studies.

Phase 3 (home country) - Further development of the participant's individual projects, supported by a facilitator and fellow participants.

Phase 4 (Sweden) - Focus on large-scale transboundary water processes and their relation to the regional political context, including the role of transboundary water management for peace and conflict in a region.

Phase 5 (home country) - Finalisation of the individual project through e-mail and Internet based support from facilitators. Participants conduct transboundary seminar in their home organisations.



Ramboll Natura AB


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