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.

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.