Water and Environmental Policy Analysis

IHE Delft Water Policy

Target Audience

This module is intended for professionals with an interest in learning the tools and methods used for the analysis and improvement of environmental policy, especially in water management and related areas.

Description

This module is intended for professionals with an interest learning the tools and methods used for the analysis and improvement of environmental policy, especially in water management and related areas.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
- Structure complex policy problems.
- Apply meaningfully and coherently three types of methods for rational-analytical problem exploration: System analysis (including analysis of objectives and initial problem demarcation), Actor analysis, and Future Scenarios.
- Reflect on the possible roles of a policy analyst and discuss which role(s) a policy analyst can effectively fulfill in different situations to support individuals or organisations facing a complex policy problem.
- Set up an agenda, based on previous problem exploration, for relevant, subsequent research activities to inform policy decisions.
- Write an issue paper containing the results of a broad, exploratory problem analysis, including the proposal for meaningful, subsequent policy research.