332 Water Conservation &

Management: Assess

Resources & Challenges,

Research Solutions,

Empower Communities

Water Conservation and Management 332

A shortage of water or unreliable access to water is one of the biggest issues in development. Learn how to design sustainable, impact-oriented water management projects.

OVERVIEW: Water Conservation and Management 332

What is this course?

An 8 week, self-paced training program where you will each continue the development of your development project. Each one of the assignments will be a concrete step in preparing your project for launch and eventual community takeover. By the end of the 6 weeks, you will have developed a water management plan and organized a community-based Water Conservation and Management Committee.

Water Conservation and Management 332: Learn by doing.

The solutions that students have been developing include designing a community-based water use management plan. Community members will first develop a participatory mapping of water resources and uses, and then consult with a water management expert to develop a participatory process and training program for launching the water use management plan.

How will you you learn about Water Conservation and Management?

A dual approach will be used in this course:
1. The course will lead you through the continued development of your project by working closely with and engaging community members.
2. For long-term sustainability you will consult with a water management expert to develop a participatory process and training program for developing the water use management plan.

Who should take this Water Conservation and Management course?

1. This course is perfect for nonprofit and development professionals working in areas such as food security, watershed management, agriculture, the environment, sustainable development, or DRR—and who want to develop practitioner-level skills. If you are a grant writer, nonprofit staff member, consultant, project manager—or an executive director—you will develop real skills mastery.

2. This course is just as relevant to a person considering a career transition into the development world and wanting to develop employable skills.


Water Conservation and Management Syllabus

8 Weeks: Develop a real world project.
Week 1. Contact a water management expert. Develop a participatory process and training program.
2. Community workshop on participatory mapping of water resources & challenges.
Week 3. Organize a community-based Water Conservation and Management Committee.
Week 4. Design Technique: Environmental Restoration.
Week 5. Design Technique: Water Harvesting.
Week 6. Planning for Water Conservation.
Week 7. Workshop Planning on a water conservation/management technique.
Week 8. Facilitate the capacity building workshop in the field.


Water Conservation Participants:

What Participants Say: “Dear Tim, Greetings from Kenya. Thanks a million Tim for the great touch you gave to our week 2 homework and all the great comments and advice.  We have been greatly helped and are happy to move with this as our final copy for now.

Thanks for your words of encouragement and for all the support you are giving us on this course. Frankly speaking eLearning is very interesting and am happy to be part of this class.

By the end of the course, I will be very knowledgeable. Thank you. Margaret Kisulu, Executive Director, BIDII, Kenya

Tim Magee: Climate Change Scientist & Author

Learn Water Conservation & Management. Take this course to fully empower a community to manage their water resources.

Real human help:
This training program will be led by Tim Magee, CSDi’s Executive Director, has over 40 years experience working with nonprofits. Mr. Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation and is a Co-Founder of Seattle Tilth: An Urban Agricultural Center.


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ENROLL: How To Enroll in This Course.

This teacher led course has a prerequisite: OL 102 Sustainable Development Projects 2, or OL 342 Climate Change Adaptation 2,  Why are there prerequisites?

PRICING: Water Conservation with a Live Teacher

Teacher Led

Take this course with a live teacher. You will have complete access to the download course resources and lessons described below. Certificate: Turn in the 6 assignments and you will receive a PDF Certificate. Your course teacher will offer professional comments and encouragement for your assignments.

Course Number

Simply click on the “ENROLL NOW” button to make your payment.

Last Step: Simply fill out the student information sheet to complete your registration.

INCLUDES: Water Conservation Resources

Job Ready Skills

Job-focused content includes:
8 PDF Detailed Assignments
8PDF In-depth Discussions
8 MS Word Completed Assignment Templates for you to personalize to become your own assignment for submittal.
Over 50 Word, Excel and PDF additional resources to download that contain learning guides, studies—and project templates.