Course syllabus

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

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

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Main field: Water Resources Engineering.
Compulsory for: MWLU1
Elective for: V4-vr, W4-vr, MKAT2
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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
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.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Required prior knowledge: VVR145/VVRA05 Water or VVR111/VVRA01 Hydrology and Aquatic Ecology or equivalent.
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. A minimum of 10 students from the Master Programme in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation are granted access to the course.