Ocean and water resource has remained a global economic phenomenon from history, and still continues growing rapidly around the world. It contributes substantially to the economy of many countries where massive investments are attracted to the sector. However, not much economic use is made of our water and ocean resources in Nigeria. Much of the fish we consume is imported. Shipping is underdeveloped. Inland waterways transport service is almost negligible. Even the much publicized river Niger dredging project will be no more than a colossal waste of scarce resources, because the problem is not that of much sand at the river bed, but the paucity of water flowing down from the different dams built on the river. There is virtually no viable economic plan for improving the water resource sector. This faculty seeks to attract attention to the nature and characteristics of the water resources industry in most countries, to arouse interest to explore how the industry can be better planned, marketed, and well managed.

Designed for
People who want to exploit the opportunities in the water resources industries, particularly, in management or planning positions in both public and private sectors to tap water resources prospects. It will be very rewarding to planners who wish to offer professional services to promote tourism, fishing, shipping and transport, etc .related to water resources.

To provide professional training and solid intellectual base, to deepen knowledge and develop skills built upon current techniques and state of the art in Planning and plan implementation, and to open new doors of opportunities to develop expertise in water resource planning, that has remained largely unexplored

The programme seeks to produce high caliber international Planning Professionals who possess the requisite knowledge, skills and competence to excel, either as professional planning service providers or as investors and/or executives.



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Paper 1 Water Resources Development Planning OWR/FF 1
Paper 2 Shipping, Maritime Transportation Planning OWR/FF 2
Paper 5 Ocean Resource Exploitation Planning OWR/FI 5
Paper 9 Ports, Terminals, Coastal Environment Development Planning OWR/FP 9
Paper 13 Maritime Laws, (Policy, Labour, Security & Defense) Planning OWR/FP 13
Paper 14 Ocean Regulations & Governance Planning OWR/FP 14