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Integrated Water Resource Management and Climate Change Course


Water is life. Water is a key component of development. It is crucial in agriculture and other sectors. As a result of climate change, most countries are facing a water crisis that is jeopardizing their agricultural production and livelihood, thereby being at a risk of increased poverty and non-sustainable development. In many cases the limited water resources are poorly managed resulting in inefficient use and deepening the crisis. The poor and marginalised communities in Kenya are often the most vulnerable to the water crisis. The purpose of this short professional course is to address the situation through training in management and governance of water resources. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. The course offers a broad-based coverage of the principles and practices of integrated water resources management.



5 days



This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.



The objectives of the training course are:

  • To enhance the knowledge and understanding about the concepts and principles of IWRM and Climate Change impact reality.
  • To explain climate change and its impact on water.
  • To provide intensive training on IWRM and Climate Change in developing countries
  • To identify IWRM Strategies on Climate Change adaptation.
  • To identify the needed collaboration efforts among stakeholders on IWRM and Climate Change Adaptation and devise how such collaboration can be strengthened
  • Gain understanding on preparations for water scarcity or floods and enhance preparedness for such occurrences.



Introduction to Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

  • Importance of water on economic development
  • Water supply and distribution
  • Cost Effective technologies for minimizing water Loss
  • Ensuring water quality
  • Water supply economics
  • Searching for new Sources of water
  • Predictions of water scarcity and preparedness
  • Safe water reuse for productive agriculture
  • Wastewater treatment and recycling
  • Storm water management
  • Desertification abatement

Adaptation strategy for water resource management

  • Adapting Strategies for Natural and Artificial Reservoirs
  • Adapting Strategies for Urban Areas
  • Adapting Strategies for Agricultural Areas

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

  • Observed climate change impacts
    • Observed effects due to changes in the cryosphere
    • Hydrology and water resources
  • Future changes in water availability and demand due to climate change
    • Climate-related drivers of freshwater systems in the future
    • Non-climatic drivers of freshwater systems in the future
    • Impacts of climate change on freshwater availability in the future
    • Impacts of climate change on freshwater demand in the future
    • Impacts of climate change on water stress in the future
    • Impacts of climate change on costs and other socio-economic aspects of freshwater
    • Freshwater areas and sectors highly vulnerable to climate change
    • Uncertainties in the projected impacts of climate change on freshwater systems
  • Water-related adaptation to climate change
    • Adaptation options for water supply
    • Adaptation options for water demand 

Legal Framework for adaptation to IWRM and Climate Change

  • Effective regulation of water
  • Pollution control and prevention of waterborne diseases
  • Encouraging water conservation with policy
  • Water policies

IWRM & Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Risk Assessment

  • Review of the past events, their consequences and response actions in place
  • Undertaking a risks and vulnerability assessment
  • Taking trans-boundary issues into account
  • Developing an approach for addressing knowledge gaps and for dealing with uncertainties
  • Selecting area’s main concerns and setting strategic direction

Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability on Cash Crops

  • Instruments and Techniques for Adaptation

Planning Mechanism for Water Resources Management

  • Strategy Development and Planning for adaptation
  • Capacity Building & Planning for IWRM and Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Development



Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 13th May 2019

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 20-05-2019
Event End Date 24-05-2019
Cut off date 13-05-2019
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 600,000
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Kigali,Rwanda
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Group Tariffs

Group Size Rwandese Rate Per Day( R₣) International Rate Per Day(USD/EURO)
3-5 588,800.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
6-10 894,400.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
11-15 1,376,800.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
16-20 1,800,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
21-25 2,164,800.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
26-30 2,471,200.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
30-50 3,644,800.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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