Building Nexus Capacity - E-Learning Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must be implemented taking into account their interconnected nature. In order to do so, a Nexus Approach to the integrated management of environmental resources offers tools and methods to highlight synergies and minimise trade-offs. For these tools and methods to be applied, Nexus capacity needs to be developed. In this regard, we would like to call your attention to the following capacity building opportunities for decision makers, practitioners and others interested in the sustainable and integrated management of environmental resources.

 

Online Courses in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste Resources

The United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resource (UNU-FLORES) is currently accepting applications for the following online courses:

 

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the goals and elements of urban water infrastructure systems, technical options for wastewater treatment and stormwater management. The course will draw on international case studies that emphasise the importance of adopting multiple-use perspectives in planning and implementing water and wastewater projects. The role of pricing and costing of infrastructure projects will be discussed to highlight NEXUS approaches to management of water, soil and waste resources.

The course was very useful and beyond my expectations. The lectures were very useful and provided new viewpoints on water supply problems.
(2015 course participant)

 

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of why the life-cycle cost approach (LCCA) is essential to achieving the goals of sustainable development, in particular, in the management of environmental resources. The course will explore how LCCA can be mainstreamed into governance processes at all institutional levels from local to national, in order to increase the ability and willingness of decision makers to make informed and relevant choices between different types and levels of services. During the course, participants will be exposed to key theoretical concepts that are then applied to case studies in the later part of the course.

It was a great introduction to the life-cycle cost approach that resulted in a better understanding of this new concept to our developing culture.
(2015 course participant)

 

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the role played by intergovernmental fiscal arrangements in shaping public service outcomes in countries around the world, especially developing countries and emerging economies. Issues of accountability and autonomy will be examined to highlight important trade-offs and synergies that are at the centre of the NEXUS approach to the management of water, soil and waste. Specific topics include: trends in political decentralisation and the role of public budgets and local governments in supporting the delivery of public services.

I am glad to take the course: useful book, possibility to provide any ideas and proposals and to communicate with the tutor and participants.
(2015 course participant)

 

 

For more information, please visit https://flores.unu.edu/general-information/ or contact onlinecourse_flores@unu.edu.

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