The Universities Partnership for Transboundary
Waters is an international consortium of
water expertise, including several institutions on five continents,
seeking to promote a global water governance culture that
incorporates peace, environmental protection, and human security.
core faculty members bring both
theoretical expertise and practical experience applied to the
management of shared waters. Their collective disciplinary training
substantial knowledge of social, legal, economic and ecological
systems from which diverse water governance cultures have evolved
spatial scales, and continue to be reshaped. With an academic base, the Universities
Partnership for Transboundary Waters contributes to building long-term
capacity toward peace, poverty alleviation, and sustainable management
in transboundary water basins is by providing services for which
we are uniquely adept; teaching, information and outreach resource
development, and research.
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school and faculty, or go directly to institutions (click here)
or faculty members
Through the provision of education & training, outreach & information resources, and coordinated
applied research, the Universities Partnership for Transboundary
Waters strives to enhance cooperation in shared water basins, promoting
a global water governance culture which balances social, economic,
and ecological needs, and works toward peace and poverty alleviation.
The Partnership provides
innovative services for current and future transboundary water professionals
to enhance cooperation among stakeholders in countries sharing surface
and/or groundwater resources. Partnership services are designed and
implemented within three focus area programs:
Education & Training Specially designed courses and curriculum to educate and train
a new generation of "transboundary waters champions" with
management skills embracing equity, cooperation, sustainability, and
Outreach & Information
Resources Web-based, consolidated, multiscalar information
tailored to the needs of multiple stakeholder groups, to enhance understanding
and awareness of transboundary water issues.
Research Multidisciplinary collaborative studies on
cutting edge-issues, conducted by international research teams to
promote north-south and east-west dialogue and build a common understanding
of the global challenge of transboundary waters governance.