Course syllabus

Water Management

EXTN25, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-08

General Information

Elective for: W4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim is to give students an integrated view on water as a natural resource.

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


The course starts with a part about the EU water directive, with a study visit at the county administrative board in Skåne to learn how it is implemented. After that,
general processes in water are studied, such as water treatment, pollutants,
acidification, eutrophication, and the effects of humic substances. The next part of
the course has both theoretical and practical elements and deals with the
administration of water, biomanipulation of lakes, management of fish and crayfish, wetland construction for nutrient reduction, and lake, river, and coastal marine restoration. During the practical parts, GIS is used for map material and investigations. During the course, an individual literature project is conducted. The course ends with a two week group project, where the content of the course is applied on realistic water management cases.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Examination takes place continuously during the course through compulsory parts including oral and written presentations, participating in discussions at seminars, individual literature project, and through a written examination. For students who have not passed the regular examination, an additional examination occasion in close connection to this is offered.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: BIO787, BIOR33

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Nyström,
Course homepage:
Further information: The teaching consists of lectures, exercises, seminars, study visits, and projects. Participation in exercises, seminars, study visits, projects, and thereby integrated teaching, is compulsory.