FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa

FAO launches a new Massive Open Online Course on water accounting and auditing

July 2022 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on water accounting and auditing. This self-paced and free course aims to increase knowledge about water accounting and auditing. The course has been developed under the framework of the regional project “Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for water efficiency/productivity and sustainability in the Near East and North Africa region (WEPS-NENA)”.

The course starts with two introductory modules, followed by two different tracks according to the participants’ interests. Participants can choose to follow either track or both tracks:

Track A: Technical track - targeting participants who are interested in the technical aspects, application, modelling and analysis of Water Accounting Plus (WA+).

Track B: Policy track - targeting participants interested in policy making allowing them to assess implications of water.

After completing this course, participants will understand how to conduct a water accounting analysis and how water auditing can improve decision-making around water management and water governance.

This Massive Open Online Course on water accounting and auditing targets a wide range of water professionals, including technical users and policy makers who are working in the water resource management and related fields and have an interest to learn how water accounting can improve water management at the local level.

The course, which starts in August 2022, is free to attend and is an open, online, and self-paced course. Participants can enroll at any time and complete the course on their own schedule. The course is available in English and French. A certificate of completion can be obtained after completing all assignments.

This course is implemented under the regional project “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for water efficiency/productivity and water sustainability in NENA countries” and under the Regional Water Scarcity Initiative. This project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

For more information and registration, please click here.