Course Announcement: Writing for Water
To be successful, water professionals need to communicate effectively with a wide audience: political leaders, policymakers, companies, water users, the public as well as peers. This course aims to develop writing skills around the topic of rural water supply and poverty reduction, in order to improve the quality of future water research, policy and implementation, and encourage more investment in the sector. The course is open for a maximum of 40 participants.
This course will run from June 13 to September 1, 2016.
To strengthen the motivation and skills of water professionals to write about and document their experiences, resulting in higher quality and quantity of papers, reports, articles, blog posts, briefing notes and other forms of communication.
The specific objective of this course is to develop writing skills around the topic of rural water supply and poverty reduction so that experiences and evidence resulting from successes and failures can help improve the quality of future water research, policy and implementation, and encourage more investment in the sector.
By the end of the course, participants will:
- have skills, know-how and confidence to share their experiences, ideas and recommendations in a written form that is action-oriented
- understand who they are writing for, what their message is and what action they want their audiences to take as a result
- have gained a better understanding of various document structures,
- understand how to put forward a case or argument, using references to justify assertions with evidence
- have received tips and advice to help them with the writing process
- have a final version of a document by 1 September 2016
The registration is now closed.View Course Announcement