Teaching Adaptive Water Management

The following resources are intended to provide prospective instructors of adaptive water management with some support in teaching this subject. Teaching the concept of adaptation requires different approaches to not only convey knowledge and understanding, but to shift attitudes in the face of increasing uncertainties and complexities in water management.

Snellen, W.B., Terwisscha van Scheltinga, C.T.H.M., Schrevel, A., 2004. Working with farmers. Towards a service approach in irrigation. Training. The socio-economic base line survey. Alterra report 1096. Chapter 2 of this document describes how recent changes in water management influence training in water management. It provides a mini-toolkit (hands-on guidance) for water management training.

(Re-)Designing a Course or Curriculum on Adaptive Water Management.

This document provides guidance for adapting existing curricula/courses or designing a new curriculum and/or courses that address adaptive water management.

NeWater Training and Guidance Booklet for Adaptive Water Management.
The booklet is intended to provide insights and examples for those interested in the training elements of Adaptive Water Management (AWM). The focus of the training is upon increasing the awareness of the participants, to encourage the adaptive aspects of the principles behind Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as defined by the Global Water Partnership, and the use of tools tailored to realise AWM.

Cognitive Mapping and Group Model Buiding: an exercise for students.
Cognitive mapping and group model building are techniques that can support the building of stakeholder commitment to and enhancement of Adaptive Water Management. They are presented in this handout and include an explanation of that they are and how they can be used with students.


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