Integrated Water Resource Management
The course introduces students to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The purpose of this course is to give the students a wider understanding of IWRM, the procedures and tools available for its implementation, and its limitations.
Water is one of the ecological services being supplied to nature. Thereby, its management alongside the ecosystems is paramount to water security and sustainability. Therefore, the students will be availed with water management procedures for society and ecosystems sustainability.
By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
Explain the basic principles and practice of IWRM;
Asses the role of natural and anthropogenic factors in water resources management;
Understand water demand/use and management interactions;
Discuss the role of Water Conservation, Treatment and Reuse
Discuss trans boundary issues in water resources management;
Explain water as a social and economic good;
Plan water resource development
Explain the principles of catchment management
Explain and advocate for policies, strategies and institutional arrangements for IWRM;
Explain and advocate for measures to protect water resources including the law and regulations governing water resources
Critically appraise the existing procedures for water resources management and suggest improvements
A student completing the course is expected to:
Have a paradigm shift in attitude of the students towards interdisciplinary research.
Gain knowledge about economic aspects of water.
Gain a broad understanding of the complexities of dealing with water resources problems.