A Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)


The course brings together two fields that, until recently, have been separate: human rights and IWRM. These two fields have been brought together as awareness has grown within the human rights community that water management is fundamental to the realization of a range of human rights.

Similarly, water-management practitioners have become increasingly aware of the crucial importance of water in key human rights domains, such as the right to life, the right to health, the right to food and the right to a healthy environment. Water is a resource that is essential to life itself, to all forms of economic production, to many forms of social interaction, to many cultural activities and to the maintenance of ecosystems.

The course is open to a maximum of 50 participants representing various stakeholder groups from the entire water sector.

About this Course

This online course offers participants an introduction to the main principles and concepts for a human rights based approach to IWRM, as an essential condition to improve access to water and sanitation and achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.


Those interested should complete the online registration form by clicking on “Apply for Course” or Poster HRBA 2017. Registration is open until Friday, August 18. For questions please contact virtualcampus@cap-net.org