Water and Climate Education Program (WACEP)

Short Courses in Climate Risk Management and Water Resources Management

Caribbean islands have limited water resources, and increasing pressure on those resources from population pressure, urbanization, economic development, and tourism. Climatic variability is magnifying existing pressures. Adaptation to climate is essential, but regional capacity needs to be built in how to identify and implement effective strategies to manage climate and water-related risks.

The short courses offer participants the opportunity to approach water resources management from a climate-smart perspective; water policy and risk management are not explored exclusively, but rather are considered alongside adaptation to climate variability and change.

These are the four courses in this program:

  1. Introduction to Water Sustainability and Climate
  2. Climate Information and Predictions from Seasons to Decades
  3. Climate Information for Improved Water Management
  4. Water Planning and Policy for Climate Variability and Change

Please contact wacep@iri.columbia.edu for more information and course registration.