Tailored Learning

The Water, Peace, & Security Partnership (WPS) offers a variety of training modules as part of its innovative tools and services that help identify, understand and respond to water-related security risks.

WPS's tailored learning programmes provide a versatile and hands-on experience relevant to the professional or personal environment of participants. Our programmes help participants understand and analyse the linkages between water, peace and security, as well as the human responses to water-related challenges. WPS incorporates case studies based on the specific needs of participants to ensure direct relevance to their everyday work. Training and workshops may be used as an opportunity to open a dialogue or to provide a safe space for national and local partners to jointly explore different scenarios. Our trainings can be enriched through online courses, webinars, coaching and/or individual exercises that can be adapted in depth, length and methods.

Water, Peace and Security analysis with experts during WPS training in the Hague (2019).

WPS trains professionals in the 4D community (diplomacy, defence, development and disaster response) who are actively involved in decision-making on interventions that have an impact on water resources in fragile areas. We work to engage and empower women, youth and people from affected regions to help them take an active role in the WPS development process.

Core Training Tracks

WPS currently provides two core training tracks:

Water, peace and security skills for diplomats and policymakers (1)

This track includes modules on:

  • Possible relationships between water-related risks, human insecurity and conflict, including key concepts, challenges with identification and critical discussion of these relationships.

  • Tools and skills to analyse linkages between water-related risks, food security, energy security, human insecurity and conflict.

  • Global hotspot identification and local water and conflict analysis using the WPS , hydrological analysis and exploring human responses to water-related conflict.

  • Methods for conflict analysis, conflict resolution and conflict-sensitive planning as well as methods for management of water and related resources, including in the context of diplomacy and development cooperation.

  • Participatory processes, including skills in negotiation and planning to create conflict-sensitive, sustainable solutions. This includes case studies, research on conflict and potential interventions and the Serious Gaming method.


Information and skills to address national or local water-related security challenges (2)

This track builds on track 1, water, peace and security skills for diplomats and policymakers. WPS tools and learning activities are customized for each specific case and include group model building, analysis (stakeholder, conflict, water, food, energy, environment) and conflict sensitivity.