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UN Water Learning Centre

​​​The Water Learning Center (WLC) at AGU is a partnership project between the United Nations University)-International Network on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) and the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), based on their common principles, complimentary objectives and a mutual interest in close cooperation in education and capacity development related to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The establishment of the regional center at AGU is made by the signing of the “Agreement of Cooperation between UNU/INWEH and AGU” for “The Establishing of a Regional Center of the UN WLC for the Arab Region”, signed on the 23rd of July, 2007 by both parties. The funds for establishing the center were provided kindly by the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development. ​

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​​​The IWRM curriculum offers broad-based coverage of the principles and practices of IWRM, providing the students with core knowledge in the natural sciences, engineering, health, governance, public administration, social sciences, economics, resource conservation, strategic planning, as well as aspects of program and project management. The distance-based curriculum is Internet-based as well as CD-ROM supported.

​​The IWRM Diploma consists of 10 modules. The modules total 250 hours of presentations (equivalent to lecture time) but not all would be conducted in person by the trainers.

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​The objectives of the established Regional WLC at AGU are to improve water resources management and water services in the Arab Region and to improve training and education in the water sector. 

The Center offers a core curriculum in IWRM customized to the Arab Region water conditions and issues; train students, trainers and decision makers in water resources management within an IWRM framework and perspective; identify regional and country needs in water resources management; and establish regional electronic network of young water professionals.​

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