Integrated and Adaptive Water Resources Planning, Management and Governance

McGill University Water Recourses management

Target Audience

This course is geared toward: Water resources professionals, Recent graduates, Students with a background in geography, engineering, social sciences, environmental studies, business, or a relevant field


This online certification course takes a holistic look at water resources management at the watershed and sub-watershed level with a specific focus on watershed planning techniques, adaptive management strategies, capacity-building approaches, water governance, and water business risk assessment to strengthen integrated water resources management capacities globally.

This program uses a web-based system and a comprehensive textbook developed specifically for this program. Using a web-based system allows participants to communicate with each other and access from a home and/or workplace computer. This method of delivery offers a flexible learning approach that can be easily accommodated into almost any work schedule. Participants spend an average of 8 hours per week on the course.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Improve water resources management through the implementation of effective integrated management tools and techniques.
  • Strengthen the principles of governance, planning, adaptive management and capacity building in local, regional and transboundary water resources regimes.
  • Provide participants with the competencies to develop skills and knowledge required for urgent needs in the water resources sector.