Sustainable solutions are needed to ensure water supply, minimise flood risk, and safeguard the environment.

The UN recently predicted that nearly all of the global population growth from 2016 to 2030 will be absorbed by cities, creating about 1.1 billion new urbanites. This creates significant challenges for urban areas in terms of how to supply a growing population (in planned and/or unplanned settlements), how to manage ageing infrastructure, how to recover resources from wastewater, and how to interact with the natural environment. This short course will examine these challenges and provide students with the skills to identify, contextualise and evaluate different urban water management technologies and approaches.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationTwo days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£580

Course structure

In this 2-day short course, you will explore the principles, challenges, and innovations in integrated water management. Through a series of lectures and workshops, you will deepen your understanding of the pressing issues in our sector and the linkages between them to provide the foundation for the identification of integrated solutions that address multiple problems and priorities. In this short course, you will be joined by full-time and part-time students from our master's and PhD courses, creating a dynamic and interactive experience.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale and drivers for adopting more integrated approaches to water management,
  • List current challenges and provide examples of solutions for integrated water management,
  • Explain key concepts, current state and challenges of (international) development by evaluating historical and emerging trends in water and the development sector at global level.

Core content

  • Frameworks for integrated water management,
  • Current challenges and future solutions to:
    • Water resources
    • Energy
    • Food/Agriculture
    • Water supply and distribution
    • Wastewater treatment
  • Sustainable development.

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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