Welcome to United Nations University’s Water Learning Centre!

The United Nations University Institute for Water,
Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) in partnership with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), AGFUND and Arab Fund, has developed an e-Learning program, the Water Learning Centre* (WLC), to enhance national capacities for the development and implementation of sustainable water strategies in developing countries, at local, regional, sub-regional and basin scales. The program is directed to practicing professionals in the water sector wishing to upgrade their knowledge of modern water management concepts and practices.

*formerly the Water Virtual Learning Centre

The WLC Programme is made possible by the support and/or generous funding provided by the following organizations:




United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) has partnered with CATHALAC to develop a knowledge based, online training course on water security. The Global Water Security course is being developed as a response to the growing need to understand the complexities of water security issues outlined in UN-Water’s Analytical Brief: Water Security & the Global Water Agenda (2013). As water security becomes a mainstream concept it will be increasingly important to educate water-related professionals and public servants with information and activities that can be used to achieve water security.

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UNU-INWEH ’s WLC for the Arab Region (regional unit) hosted by Bahrain, Arabian Gulf University (AGU) focuses its efforts on fundamental regional issues of the Gulf Cooperation Council in human development issues, including knowledge generation and education in the water sector. The seventh batch (2018/2019) of Integrated Water Resources Management Diploma programme is now ongoing with 13 participants from six countries (UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt and, Sudan) and more than 50 percent women. The participants represent the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Works, Sanitary Engineering Affairs, Ministry of Works, Urban Planning and Municipalities Affairs, Irrigation Organization and officials of the UN agencies based in the region.






The UN Water Learning Center of UNU-INWEH regional node in Panama launches the 7th edition of the online Diploma in Integrated Water Resources Management 2016-2017 at The Water Center for the Humid Tropic of Latin America and the Caribbean-CATHALAC.

A total of 21 participants from several countries in the region including; Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Haiti and Bolivia are represented in this cohort. All participants attended the first on-line module (introduction to Integrated Water Resources Management) and started nearly a year long journey with the instructors.