Water Systems Design: Learning from the Past for Resilient Water Futures

Explore the design and management of water systems through analyzing the successes and failures of water systems of the past. Bring your own case to the course and apply what you have learned to your own context to ensure the long-term resilience of water systems in the light of the challenges of climate change.

Recent events and disasters have made water management professionals realize that the current application of technology and economic measures might not be sufficient in light of the challenges of climate change. Ensuring drinking water supply and irrigation while protecting against floods and droughts requires long-term thinking and a comprehensive approach. How can we learn from the spaces and practices of the past to  improve current water systems design and common practices?

This innovative course offers a unique approach for water management specialists who want to think outside the box and move towards designing long-lasting, resilient and sustainable water systems. 

The course is presented by the UNESCO Chair Water, Ports and Historic Cities, established in the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus university consortium. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the core of this course, as a way to position heritage within present-day policy and practice.

More information
More Information and Enrollment