International Training Centre for Water Resources Management (ITCWRM)

Centre de formation internationale à la gestion des ressources en eau (CEFIGRE)

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1978, Sophia-Antipolis (France), following joint development by United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the French Government, which commenced 1976, and examination at the World Conference on Water, 1977, Mar del Plata (Argentina). Came under the management of International Office for Water (IOW), Oct 1991; subsequently replaced by IOW Department of International Cooperation.


Work in and with developing countries and play a dynamic and innovative role in contributing to their progress; serve their political, administrative, economic and technical leaders, responding to requests of these countries by full use of available knowledge and skills, in cooperation with existing structures; further basic scientific training and build on acquired experience of high level executives through on-going training courses, advanced technology and considerations of sociological, economic, and political repercussions of major undertakings in the water sector; promote meetings, exchanges and circulation of technical and scientific information; develop awareness of State officials of the interaction between drinking water supply, sanitation and health.

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Fields covered: Water resources; Urban water supply and sanitation; Rural water supply and sanitation and irrigation; Environmental management. International training courses for engineers, executives and managers in different professions dealing with water management. Carries out of operations at the request of specific countries or organizations such as: (1) training of trainers - courses for training centres and advanced professional schools in the field of water and related fields; (2) national courses and seminars geared towards anticipated reforms (modification in water laws, planning, technical and institutional reorganizations); (3) planning manpower training and development, assessment of training centres, realization of training projects.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 21 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 24 countries
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Subjects *

  • Hydrology
    • Water
  • Resources
    • Resources
  • Industry
    • Beverages
  • Societal Problems
    • Hygiene
  • Health Care
    • Health
  • Education
    • Training
  • Management
    • Management

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



Last News Received

6. Jul 1994
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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