UNESCO Pilot course on

Transboundary Groundwater Management

13 th -14 th October 2008

Thessaloniki, Greece


Pilot Course program 30 September 2008
Lecturing Methodological Guidelines

A one and a half-day course will take place before the start of the main symposium, commencing in the afternoon of Monday 13 th October and finishing on Tuesday 14 th October 2008.


The course is being developed by a UNESCO IHP Task Force on Transboundary Groundwater Education. It is intended to promote inter-disciplinary and inter-professional practical tools to facilitate concrete responses to transboundary groundwater sustainable management issues.


A range of topics will be presented and discussed, carefully selected from hydrogeology, water management, economy, law, engineering and political science. The selection will depend on the available time and current priorities. The course will be largely based on practical examples from different parts of the world , and will emphasise the need for communication between the different possible actors of transboundary groundwater management, including language and cultural dimensions.


Lecturers will be members of the Task Force, whose names will be given in the next announcement.

Participants of the symposium are invited to attend the course, which is free of charge, but limited to 30 persons.


For further details please contact:

J. Fried:

Holger Treidel (UNESCO IHP):