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Water Economics

Short or summer course

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The course is intended to provide basic knowledge and skills needed to understand and apply economic concepts, theory and instruments for characterizing, analysing and addressing modern water issues within the socio-economic context taking the behaviour perspective. The course setting is characterized by 3 major sections: 1) economic foundation of water management, encompassing principles of economics, water demand and supply, market mechanism and efficiency of water allocation, and welfare economic analysis of water management, 2) socio-economic characterization of water and associated goods and services, and management & policy implication as well as challenges, and 3) economic instruments for water management, including tradable water rights and water pricing. The course combines diverse didactic approaches, including lecturing, role play games, workshops, case studies, exercises, and group assignment to activate participants thinking and relating economics to water issues in the real world.






12 days

ECTS credits


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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 3,500

€ 3,500


Application requirements

Preferably a relevant water science or management related Bachelor degree; Some experience in the water sector; Good command of the English language.

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Tuition fees  
€ 3,500
€ 3,500
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
10 Jun '24 10 May '24 10 May '24


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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Main address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
015 - 2151715

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