22nd-23rd February, 2018, Athens, Greece
Under the auspices of the UN SDSN Greece (www.unsdsn.gr)
The 5th GLOBAQUA training course on Economics of Sustainable Water Management in accordance to the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment (MEA) and Sustainable Development Goals of UN Agenda 2030 will take place on 19th & 20th of February 2018 in Athens, Greece under the auspices of the UN SDSN Greece (www.unsdsn.gr).
The course will introduce the basic principles of resource economics related to water with focus on the Water Framework Directive and the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment. Topics covered include: Economic instruments for sustainable water management, market and non-market valuation techniques, uncertainty and risk implications for water management, political economy of freshwater and participatory approaches to water management. The course will draw heavily on practical examples from the GLOBAQUA project (www.globaqua-project.eu) and other water-related projects of ICRE8 (www.icre8.eu), the UN SDSN Greece co-hosting institution. Participants will be able to understand in depth the economics of water management and implications for sustainable development. The course will develop in morning and afternoon theory and application sessions, seminar and keynote lectures. The workshop is envisioned for postgraduate students, researchers at any stage in their professional career, as well as water professionals interested in the economics of freshwater management and sustainable development.
The workshop is envisioned for postgraduate students, researchers at any stage in their professional career, as well as water professionals interested in the economics of freshwater management and sustainable development.
The course is coordinated by Phoebe Koundouri, Professor of Economics and Econometrics, Athens University of Economics and Business (School of Economics) and London School of Economics (CCCEP), Scientific Director of ICRE8, SDSN-Greece chair.
Detailed training programme can be found here:
Short bios of presenters
The course brings together leading experts in the field. For more details see:
The course will take place in Athena Research Centre (www.athena-innovation.gr) in Maroussi and at the European Public Law Organization in Athens, Greece. Details on venue and accommodation are available at: http://fleximeets.com/globaqua2017/?p=content&id=58
Registration deadline: February 11th, 2018. Please register here: http://fleximeets.com/globaqua2017/