Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. VVRF01 overlaps following cours/es: VVR130. Compulsory for: MWLU1. Optional for: V4vr, W4vr. Course coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Linus Zhang,, Water Resources Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: VVR145 Water or VVR111 Hydrology and Aquatic Ecology. The number of participants is limited to 50 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Examination is based on one compulsory round-table debate session, one bigger project assignment (carried out in groups) and a written examination. Scoring of assignment is based on form, scientific content and the oral presentation of the written report. The written exam is of "closed book" type and consists of open questions treated within the course. The course grade is a weighted average of the two course components. Further information: This course is compulsory for the International Master's Programme WaterLU. Home page:

The aim of the course is to prepare the students for international water related work in an international perspective. The course has the focus on Integrated Water Resources Management and is implemented with the help of practical examples and research projects.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Theoretical Review:

Integrated Water Resources Management with regard to: floods, droughts, drinking water, sanitation and pollution. These issues will be studied with an emphasis on scientific and technical aspects, but also taking other aspects into account.

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

Project Work:

Project work/case-studies are incorporated with international representative and interesting water problems.

Integrated Water Resources Management in South and South East Asia, by Asit Biswas and Olli Varis,
ISBN-10: 0-19-566932-0.
SBN-13: 978-0-19-566932-9.
Materials in form of scientific articles.
Lecture notes and other handouts, during the lectures and/or published on the course web site. The students are also requested to search the internet for reference materials for the projetc work.