Course syllabus

River Restoration

VVR170, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-03-16

General Information

Main field: Water Resources.
Elective for: MWLU1, V4-vr, W4-vr
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course is part of the International Master's programme (WaterLU). It is also an optional course for students of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering ("civilingenjör V, W") specialising in Water Resources. There are two main objectives of this course. One is that the students learn both theory and practice of river restoration and management. The other main objective is that students get to apply their knowledge in basic subjects such as hydrology, hydraulics and biology while working with real life projects. They also learn to work in groups formed by students with different academic backgrounds.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Since this course is closely connected with the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management, the contents are rather general in character. Special attention is devoted to:

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Examination is based on two assignments and a written final examination. Participation in two field trips is also required. Marking of assignments is based on both form and content of a written report. For passing grade an oral presentation is also required. The written exam is "closed book" and consists of questions which are mainly open in character. The course grade is a weighted average of the three marked components.


Required prior knowledge: Hydrology and hydraulics as VVR111 and VVR120, alternatively through VVR145. Integrated Water Resources Management as VVRF01.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 15.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Rolf Larsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is delivered in cooperation with the Limnology Department. Class scheduled for evenings.