Syllabus spring term 2007

Internationella vattenfrågor

Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Optional for: V4, W4. Course coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Linus Zhang, Teknisk vattenresurslära. Prerequisites: For V: VVR140, VVA030 and VTG070. For W and others: VVR111 and VVR120 or equivalent. Assessment: Written examination plus one project. Further information: The course will be based to a large extent on recent or ongoing international research projects at the department. Also one or more projects from departments of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Technical Geology and Limnology. The course is given in English. Homepage:

The aim of the course is to prepare the students for water related jobs in an international perspective.

After completing the course the student is expected to

Theoretical Review:

International water issues: Floods, droughts, drinking water, sanitation, pollution, water resources planning. These issues will be studied with an emphasis on technical aspects and natural sciences, but also taking other aspects into account.

Non-technical aspects: International organisations, water related international aid, politics and administration related to water.

Project Work:

Project work/Case-studies related to ongoing international research projects.

Principles of Water Resources: History, Development Management and Policy. By Cech, Thomas V.
Wiley, UK, 2002 (ISBN 0471438618). First or Second Edition.
Some complementary material.