Course details

  • E-learning course
  • Starting 22 March 2022
  • Study time: about 3 hours per week
  • Facilitation: Self-paced
  • In partnership with UNITAR
  • Certificate: YES (extra fee)

SDG 6 

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Water is essential to life and sustainable development. Increasing human population, the impacts of climate change and unsustainable growth all place pressures on the world’s precious freshwater resources. Managing water well is essential for the international community to deliver the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Without this, most of the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved. Every drop matters.

This course presented by the University of Strathclyde, Gaia Education and UNITAR contributes to the International Decade (2018–2028) for Action – Water for Sustainable Development and is supported by the Scottish Government.


Every drop matters. 

Water is one of the most essential elements for life and sustainable development. 

In this FREE course you will learn about some of the global water challenges, which water and wastewater treatment technologies are the most suitable for your area and how to convince your local policy makers and organisations to make improvements into the water governance in your area. 

What previous participants say!

"I’m in my first year studying Sustainable Development and this course was really helpful in expanding my knowledge about water, in particular how it is connected to other SDGs"

"The course has been highly informative and helped to set a foundation in understanding various policy frameworks"

"Overall the course is well organised, very interesting, informative, highly interactive and it incorporated emerging"

“The extent of the content was a good surprise, specially since it was a free course. There was a good amount of written content and I personally think it creates a curiosity for each one to do a more profound research in any topic that thinks more relevant”

”Overall very interesting insight in a multitude of topics that are current and important - also helpful that it works within the framework of the SDGs”

"This information has expanded my views and perspectives, knowledge-base dramatically. I am incorporating what I learned into my strategic planning for my projects in Tanzania"


Module 1: Global water challenges

Module 2: Water and wastewater treatment technologies

Module 3: Water Governance

Module 4: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

More information about this programme here