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Addressing the Climate Emergency and its Impact on the Water Cycle: Practical Approaches and Innovative Solutions

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Abordando la Emergencia Climática y su Impacto en el Ciclo del Agua: Enfoques Prácticos y Soluciones Innovadoras

The Water School as a participant in the project 3LoE, has organized the course "Addressing the Climate Emergency and its Impact on the Water Cycle: Practical Approaches and Innovative Solutions"75 hours of online self-study.

The main objective of this program is to cUnderstand the interrelationship between water and sustainable development, including the importance of sustainable management of water resources to achieve development goals at local, regional and global levels.

Develop competencies to address the climate emergency and its impact on the water cycle, including the identification of risks, the implementation of adaptation measures and the promotion of mitigation practices that contribute to the resilience of water systems and environmental sustainability.


  • Managers and technicians of small and medium-sized companies in any field
  • Sector professionals
  • Consultants
  • Students interested in acquiring or expanding knowledge in the field of water supply and saving


By completing the course, you will obtain the following skills:

  • Be able to define the concept of sustainable development, to list the main impact categories associated with water resources, recognizing their importance and effects on the environment
  • Identify the current political, economic and social situation of each environment, understanding the effects it may have on the companies responsible for water services.
  • Select appropriate technologies and solutions for responsible management of water resources, applying them considering the specific conditions of the environment and network requirements.
  • Be able to apply the methodology for calculating the water footprint in the integral water cycle, evaluating and quantifying the use and availability of water associated with human activities.
  • Know the corrective and preventive measures aimed at preserving water resources, demonstrating knowledge of applicable strategies to conserve and protect water and power associate the importance of dialogue with interest groups linked to the consumption and management of water resources, recognizing their role in decision-making and sustainability.
  • Identify specific opportunities for water management companies to develop business models that are environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive and economically viable, demonstrating skill in identifying innovative strategies.
  • Be able to propose a general strategy from the perspective of a water management company to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing skill in strategic planning and application of sustainable principles andIdentify the main effects of climate change on the water cycle, including changes in precipitation patterns, increases in extreme weather events, and alterations in water availability and quality.
  • Analyze the specific risks and challenges that the climate emergency poses for water resources management, including water scarcity, saline intrusion, soil erosion and loss of aquatic biodiversity andacquire knowledge about strategies and measures for adaptation to climate change in the area of the water cycle, including integrated water resource management, green infrastructure, rainwater harvesting and storage, and the reuse of treated wastewater.

The methodology for acquiring skills is designed in online mode.

  • DS concept
  • Water and sustainable development
  • Sustainable solutions and technologies
  • Water and city
  • Indicators for measuring responsible management

  • The SDGs: 17 goals to transform the world
  • Water: a lever for sustainability and innovation
  • The eight challenges for managers of the integral water cycle

  • Climate emergency
  • Effects on the water cycle
  • Legislative context and global climate change strategies
  • Mitigation. Carbon footprint calculation, standards, emissions in the water cycle and reduction strategies.
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Climate reporting
  • Reference cases



May 2024



75 hours