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Water Governance Across Borders

Project summary:

  • In this Global Learning Experience (GLE) graduate students at DePaul’s School of Public Service and the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy within Jindal Global University, India collaborated on applying a Problem-based Learning approach to local and national issues related to water governance in the US and India. The GLE was designed to facilitate cross-national student groups analyzing country and culture-specific differences in approaches to water governance in New Delhi and Chicago. The collaborations included site visits and interviews with experts, and students sharing documents, readings, photos and videos, first in descriptive form, subsequently using a comparative analytical framework to analyze those differences, and finally sharing their learning and reflections in a blog format.

Project length:

  • 4-5 weeks

Technology tools used:

  • Blogger, Zoom, Skype

Interaction Mode:

  • Synchronous
  • Asynchronous

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn about and apply the method of Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
  • Evaluate specific examples of multi-level water governance and especially the City of Chicago and the National Capital Region of Delhi in comparative perspective.
  • Analyze the conflicting objectives of the four dimensions of sustainable development (economy, society, ecology, and governance) in a skillful and applied manner using examples of multi-level water governance.

Ronald Fernandes

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Public Service
Course name: Sustainable International Development

Annika Styczynski

Institution: Jindal Global University
Discipline: Research & International Collaborations
Course name: Water Governance


Partner institutions:

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States


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