May 18, 2018
i have gained alot out of the course, is there a statement of accomplishment for this course? thank you very much for the knowledge gained, i am looking forward to participate in other courses.
Apr 30, 2016
very interesting course, with good examples. Just the fact it is french with quizz in english makes it not that easy!!! Some of the module are just too theoretical. But nice, very good overall
автор: Spyros G•
Nov 13, 2016
This was an interesting introduction to water resource management. I found it very useful to learn about the institutional regime, when having to face a multisectoral problem and the methods to address it. I particularly enjoyed the fact that there were numerous case studies discussed such as the Nile basin or the Mekong basin. In order for you to improve the efficacy of this course i would suggest the following measures:
a) a synopsis of the main laws and directives regarding the protection and management of water resource in the last course.
b) Further analysis on how to deal with certain general problems such as the case when a country upstream pollutes the waters that head to the country downstream, that you mentioned in your last video. I would like to see more examples of management of such a conflict
автор: Cale L•
Sep 25, 2019
This course has a lot of extremely valuable information, the most I have seen in a Coursera course I have done. It walked me through a field I had very little knowledge on, had a lot of illustrative examples, and had excellent content. However, it is in French, and as an English speaker, I had some trouble with the translations. The translations were excellent quality, but for such a technical subject, very specific translation is needed, and sometimes this was slightly lacking with subtitution of very similar words, but enough to slightly change the meaning. Reading through the translations also, and adding in this factor meant that it was sometimes difficult to understand the context. The course is excellent, its just a little hard to follow for a non-French speaker at times
автор: Daniel R•
May 24, 2019
This course helped me to consolidate my basic knowledge of water management and international relations, while introducing me to a range of new concepts, policies, and legislation specific to the subject matter. The tutors were engaging and it was nice to see a range of presenters and interviewees to aid the learning process. I also liked the well-structured approach of introducing concepts and frameworks then using real case studies to illustrate.
The only drawback for me was the multiple-choice assessments - sometimes with rather vague questions and answers - and the need to memorise legislation and dates.
Overall though, an excellent, nicely balanced course for anyone interested in water or international relations involving natural resources.
автор: Julia A L•
Jan 22, 2017
Through this course I was given a lot of information on water management policies throughout history. Sometimes the practical applications were difficult to visualize in a real-world context although there were many case studies shown (maybe because being from the U.S. we have a less politically complex system). A strong emphasis was placed on international laws that are relevant today. If I end up working within the water sector in the U.S. I expect that this knowledge will help me put my work into a broader perspective and help me find innovative solutions to problems. The translation of the script from French to English needs more work. Sometimes it took me longer to understand concepts due to poor translation or spelling errors.
автор: Shelley C•
Feb 10, 2019
The content is very relevant to issues facing all citizens, states and regions of the planet. The case examples are well chosen - good illustrations of key concepts, highlight both challenges and opportunities/best practices.
Some of the English translations are inaccurate (error in Quiz already flagged, exact) or would benefit from interpretation rather than direct translation to more effectively communicate the key concept.
It would help if you put the subtitles right in the video - it is a challenge to jump up and down between the video and the text below, especially for longer video segments or those with imbedded slides.
Thank you for this opportunity to hear from international experts on this important topic.
автор: Jethro S•
Oct 31, 2017
An interesting course with some good introductory content. The mix of videos in French language with subtitles and handouts in English is a little awkward. As an English speaker I relied almost entirely on downloading and reading the transcripts, rather than watching the videos.
A few suggestions:
1) The wording of quiz questions should be reviewed as it was confusing/unclear (probably a translation issue) and made it very difficult to pass Module 2.
2) Recommend to also reduce the file size of some handouts (>20MB).
3) The course would benefit from some additional reading materials. Not too much, but a few more short, relevant articles or reports.
автор: Levente S•
May 21, 2020
In general, I liked this course. I appreciated the diversity of people involved and the change of environment the lectures were recorded. However, since most of the lectures are rather "dry, and a lot of us don't speak French, I felt like I could lose focus and attention pretty easily. So I would have loved an occasionally virtually more engaging presentation with graphs, maps, etc. The lectures that were most engaging for me were the ones when there was a guest or a particular case was discussed. But then again, in general, I really liked this course.
Feb 28, 2019
This course was honestly more difficult than others, keep in mind that it's mostly in french. It's tricky for people like me, who speak french and english, both as second languages. Most of the words I didn't understand were translated as the same (from french to english). I also felt that the translator's objective was more to translate sometimes rather than give the intended meaning. Trying to coordinate between french and english wasn't easy. However, the course was helpful nonetheless. I highly recommend it for people interested in this topic.
автор: Georgia H•
Jun 04, 2020
I found this course really interesting as it covers a broad range of topics in the field of water management - I enjoyed the mixture of theory, case studies and interviews. It was a good level for me as someone who is familiar with some of the debates, theories and issues but looking to get a bit more detail across the board. I also thought the module quizzes were a good length and allowed you to recap what you'd learnt well.
автор: iveth k j•
Oct 07, 2016
This course introduced me to new valuable concepts, that I find useful in my daily work. I liked tha clarity of most of the teachers. The case studies served to understand better the concepts presented. However, I would have liked to learn more about the situation regarding water resource management in South America.
автор: Qasim K•
Mar 23, 2020
An interesting and engaging course with examples from the real world. I really enjoyed the course and gained valuable knowledge. The only negative point was, at times I felt the original essence of the lectures was not properly captured in the translations.
автор: Eugenio P•
Feb 09, 2016
Muy buen curso. Very nice course. Loads of interesting things to learn. Maybe some compulsory readings would be nice and will help structure the content of the course. Still, very very interesting and quite mind blowing. Recommend it for sure.
автор: Amrita R•
Apr 27, 2020
Since, this course contained english subtitles so often. It was quite unworthy scrolling through the texts written escaping the visual representation. Otherwise, other so many things described brought me into light of this course. Thank you!
автор: Thomas M•
Apr 02, 2020
Great content and delivery however for an english speaking person I found the translations in places to be very difficult to read and spent on average twice the time assigned for each unit to properly understand the content.
автор: Himanshu G•
Apr 16, 2020
I found this little difficult as I have read through each line and each word carefully as the language was the problem. Other than that course gave me good insight of water resource management policies and its importance.
автор: Prashanth N•
Mar 17, 2020
The course enhances the understanding of the sector through the various frameworks. It gives the learner an idea about the various practical case studies that could be looked at to get deeper knowledge the sector.
автор: Incha A•
Apr 23, 2020
Thank you for a given chance to complete the course. I enjoyed the course and learned essential concepts, approaches, terminologies. Would love to see some essential readings and their reflection in quizzes.
автор: Ashish K•
Feb 12, 2017
A very interesting course to understand what is happening in the space of Water Management and Policy at International level. A good mix of theoretical frameworks as well as practical case studies.
автор: Nigel W•
Jul 15, 2019
Great Overview of WRM! Just what I was looking for...loved the interviews and the different viewpoints on the effectiveness of different management systems. You should have a PodCast!
автор: Morgan G•
Feb 18, 2020
There are some slides which have quotes in French, but the translation is not included. Other than that the English translation was good and I learned a lot from this course.
автор: Sahil G•
Oct 07, 2019
The course was very informative and helped me understand different aspects related to water, the classes were really helpful in explaining the trans boundary aspects of water.
автор: Uneeb u R•
Apr 09, 2019
its content is very good but its not available in English language. takes time to read captions and makes it less interesting
автор: Arunlal K•
Apr 18, 2020
The course is structured and organised in professional way. It gives an exposure to both generic and specific cases.
автор: Adrian G•
Dec 12, 2016
It has a very interesting topic to know about, I only wish they could fix the subtitles to a more organic English
автор: Niladri G•
May 27, 2020
It was really a good short course. Except the last module rest were really well articulated.