Short Course in water and sanitation strategic management – Immersion in Singapore and Cambodia

Improve your managerial skills


The AgroParisTech – SUEZ Chair offers you an international course including

  • An immersion in a renowned university – ESSEC in Singapore (10 days)
  • A 10 to 20 year management case study carried out at the heart of a large scale water and/or sanitation service – Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority and Siem Reap Water Supply Authority for 10 days

This immersion requires a minimum of 3 months registration before the beginning of the immersion, i.e. July 2021. You will be asked to prepare the case study and participate in preliminary webconferences in order to be at the same academic and professional level as the MS OpT auditors.

For whom?

For professionals in the water and/or sanitation sector
  • Executive Directors
  • Head of services
  • Operational Directors
  • Financial Directors
  • Executive Officers
  • Managers
  • Engineers
  • Project managers

Training benefits

This 20-day international course will enable you to train in strategic management and its associated tools within a pedagogical strategy.

You will be able to share your professional experience with our managers from different countries such as Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Angola, Georgia, Indonesia and Vietnam

You will learn to master the essential notions of change management. You will acquire diagnostic, communication, support, training and management tools for your change projects. You will analyse and be able to anticipate the economy of your department in order to manage the challenges you will have to face as well as the future ones.

Strengthen your service management knowledge

  Learning to cope with climate change


Field surveys and analyses, especially in low-income neighbourhoods

training benefits


Academic training: overall objectives

  1. Increase operational and managerial strategy skills
  2. Develop the leadership and skills to become a top manager
  3. Enhance knowledge of service management, climate change and low-income neighborhoods
  4. Respond to technical and socio-economic issues by taking into account the realities of the field
  5. Know how to meet the United Nations’ sustainable development goals

Strategic management during 10 days around the following topics:

  1. Sustainable development in a urban city-state
  2. Water strategy in Singapore
  3. Innovation et technology in NRW
  4. geopolitic, geoeconomy and geostrategy
  5. Leading change


1st periode: from July to October 2021

  1. Preparation of the case study by compiling data from your water and/or sanitation company
  2. Attendance as scheduled at preliminary webconferences with MS OpT auditors

2nd period: 15 to 28 November 2021

10 days of classes given on the ESSEC Asia – Pacific business school on different topics:

Leading change (2 days):

  • Understanding the issues (managerial and organizational) of change management and the behavior of people in organization
  • Management and leadership in the change
  • Acquisition of an operational methodology to initiate change within their own organization.

Geopolotic, geoeconomy and geostrategy (2 days):

  • Identify the political dimension issues of States
  • Knowledge and awareness of interactions between states with geographic, demographic and economic factors
  • Understand the factors and impacts of a geostrategy at a macro-geographic or global level

Sustainable development in a Urban City-State (1 day):

  • Enhance pragmatic approach on sustainable development
  • Understand the challenges on planning and urban development
  • Conceive Singapore strategies and policies to become a modern city

Water strategy (1 day):

  • Apprehend water governance and policies
  • Learn on integrated water management and strategies implemented
  • Conceive new methods and technologies on water resources

Innovation NRW (2 days):

  • Understanding the phenomenon of water losses (real or apparent) and their dynamics
  • Define a strategy to reduce water losses
  • Conditions for ensuring the sustainability on the results of an action plan

3rd period: 29 November to 10 December 2021

10 days case study in Phnom Penh with Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority

These ten days consist of 3 phases of group work

PHASE 1: Presentation of the focus for the group work by a national expert based on local experience

PHASE 2: Field visit with users and main local partners

PHASE 3: Reporting of work by groups

lecturers to be confirmed


hébergement hotel


Park Avenue Rochester Hotel


Phnom Penh

Kuch Oudom hotel

House #34, St. Monivong. Sangkat Srachock. Khan Daun Penh, Cambodge



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