Available courses

Results-Based Programme and Project Management
Abigael KangogoMaria Elena Zuniga

Results-Based Programme and Project Management

Results-based Programme and Project Management (RBM) is a fundamental principle of UNEP’s operations and a cornerstone of UNEP’s efforts to demonstrate results that are based on evidence. 

UN Reforms

UN Reforms

UN Reforms course - PPD

Water Quality Monitoring in Rivers and Lakes

Water Quality Monitoring in Rivers and Lakes

Hello and welcome to Water Quality Monitoring in Rivers and Lakes created by the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre team at University College Cork, Ireland.

This course is aimed at people involved in all aspects of water quality monitoring, especially those involved in the design and implementation of water quality monitoring programmes or the interpretation of the data. It describes the important physical, chemical and biological characteristics of surface waters, and illustrates why it is important to take them into consideration when designing an effective monitoring and assessment programme, and when interpreting the monitoring data.

Quality Assurance for Freshwater Quality Monitoring

Quality Assurance for Freshwater Quality Monitoring

Hello and welcome to Quality Assurance for Freshwater Quality Monitoring created by the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre team at University College Cork, Ireland.

This course aims to provide a flexible learning approach to those who are engaged in the water quality sector and who wish to focus on ensuring the quality of the data generated by the entire process of monitoring water quality, from field work to laboratory analysis and data management.


Freshwater Quality Monitoring Programme Design

Freshwater Quality Monitoring Programme Design

Hello and welcome to Freshwater Quality Monitoring Programme Design created by the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre team at University College Cork, Ireland.

This course introduces, step by step, the principles and procedures for designing a freshwater quality monitoring programme , in relation to different monitoring objectives and in different types of water body. Approaches to the selection of monitoring stations, monitoring methods and water quality parameters are introduced and the role of understanding the hydrology of water bodies in optimising the frequency and location of sample collection is explained and illustrated. Throughout the course the focus is on good practice to ensure the generation of reliable water quality data.