Disaster risk management, Geographic information systems (GIS), Information and communication technologies, Water security, Water management

 In cooperation with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Esri, with support from the Eye on Earth Initiative and United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Global Universities Partnership for Environment and Sustainability ( GUPES)



Course date

6 July - 10 July, 2015
The application process is closed.

Target group

The stream is aimed at the following target groups:
Environmental mid-career professionals to assist them in implementing the newest ICT solutions; 
Decision-makers to provide them with an overview of potential use of emerging ICT technologies to include in their management and development strategies; 
Relevant university teachers to update their curricula on environmental ICT;
Environmental researchers not previously exposed to this area.


The stream will be conducted at an intermediate level. Previous exposure to advanced geospatial technologies is not required, but overall computer literacy is essential due to practical computer exercises. The maximum effect will be achieved through involvement of the leaders in geospatial ICTs development and application (e.g. Esri). Experience with commercial geospatial software packages and open source geospatial solutions is preferred. 
In addition, proven experience to any aspect of water security / water management is a prerequisite.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.