Course syllabus

Integrerad vattenresurshantering: Internationella aspekter
Integrated Water Resources Management: International Aspects

VVRF01, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2015-04-15

General Information

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


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.

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


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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.


Required prior knowledge: VVR145 Water or VVR111 Hydrology and Aquatic Ecology.
The number of participants is limited to: 50
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree
The course overlaps following course/s: VVR130

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Linus Zhang,
Course homepage:
Further information: This course is compulsory for the International Master's Programme WaterLU.