Water Policy Course

Why are so many water and environmental issues not prominent on political agendas? Why are so many policy plans not implemented (fully)? How can we learn from implementation? In this course we introduce you to ways of understanding the complexities of policy and offer approaches to deal with it.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

Mid-career professionals working in a water policy domain (national, flood, basin, urban, irrigation system, etc.), working at public/private organisations, academia or NGOs. 

Objectives Of the course

  1. Use policy theories to describe and explain water policy making and implementation processes
  2. Critically assess underlying theories (cause-effect relations, normative assumptions, means-ends relations) in water and environmental policy implementation and management plans
  3. Explain and critically reflect on how policy is made at field level (the role of implementers in interaction with target groups)
  4. Able to critically evaluate policy on impact for policy learning

Course Outline

  • Policy change and stability
  • Policy theories (incl. multiple streams, punctuated equilibrium, advocacy coalitions,)
  • Assessing a policy plan
  • Policy formulation
  • Policy implementation
  • Policy evaluation for impact
  • Policy translation and transfer

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

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Enroll for an Online Self-Paced Class

Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.