Feb 2021 online course on Nature-Based Solutions —win a heavily discounted place worth more than $650 — thanks to the Water Funds Network and the IWA-TNC partnership on nature-based solutions

Why apply?

The course is a great opportunity to a) learn more about the application of nature-based solutions in the water sector, b) address both technical aspects (how to manage a constructed wetland) and wider issues (how to ensure the sustainable financing of nature-based solutions).

“Nature-based solutions allow us to re-imagine our water resources, and potentially provide cost-effective ways of managing drinking water and wastewater treatment. IWA’s network of water professionals are exploring and promoting innovative solutions that integrate nature to improve water security and quality, and which add value through additional ecosystem services.”

Kala Vairavamoorthy, Executive Director, International Water Association, launching IWA’s recent partnership with TNC

The course takes 8 to 9 weeks of online instruction and course work, plus an additional 7 to 8 weeks for a final, individual assignment.

Who qualifies?

All members of the Water Funds Network are invited to apply to get a 65% discount on an upcoming course around nature-based solutions offered by Cranfield University in the UK (and supported by the IWA and TNC via our partnership on green infrastructure).

What does the course look like?

An online course, offered by Cranfield University and guest lecturers from all over the world, that blends lectures, interactive digital exercises, multi-media and remote groupwork (using Zoom and other tools).

“One of the main reasons I chose Cranfield University was because the alumni network and lecturers have strong connections with the real business world”

Yuhua Yao, recent graduate of the Cranfield School of Management

Find more details on the modules covered by the course here:

Source:https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/-/media/files/swee/swee-cpd/nbs-2021-timetable.ashx?la=en&hash=83EFEFD14C83C151FF0B9E8FE56E7FCAD0E3AC7E

When would I be on the course?

The course begins on Feb 22nd 2021 and lectures complete around end April 2021. Coursework continues through to July 2021 or so.

How do I apply to get the discount?

Fill our short survey below to give us some background on who you are, why the course will help you in your work and why you deserve a discount.

Where can I get more information?

Find the official Cranfield University page on the course here.

Nature-based solutions are gaining significant traction as a tool to help water utilities, municipalities and cities address some of their water-related challenges.

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Those completing the course — which focuses on being able to assess potential nature-based solutions in different contexts — will have acquired an in-demand skill in today’s world.

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