AE2504 Water Governance 7.5 credits

Water Governance

The course focuses on water governance as a means to resolve/prevent water conflicts and achieve sustainable water management. Different approaches and instruments for effective water governance – economic (e.g. water valuation), institutional (e.g. privatisation, participation), legal (e.g. human rights approach), etc.; socio-cultural, gender, and other issues influencing water governance processes will be discussed.  

An assessment will be made, discussing the impacts of various water management scenarios, water laws, sectors and projects involved; and their relation to water governance in different regions. Recommendations will be made for using instruments that can improve water governance in the respective regions.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course focuses on water governance as a means to resolve/prevent water conflicts and achieve sustainable water management. Different approaches and instruments for effective water governance – economic (e.g. water valuation), institutional (e.g. privatisation, participation), legal (e.g. human rights approach), etc.; socio-cultural, gender, and other issues influencing water governance processes will be discussed.  

An assessment will be made, discussing the impacts of various water management scenarios, water laws, sectors and projects involved; and their relation to water governance in different regions. Recommendations will be made for using instruments that can improve water governance in the respective regions.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completion of the course, you will be able to:

- Identify main actors involved in water governance.

- Describe underlying factors for water conflicts at international, national and local levels.

- Identify different instruments for improving water governance.

- Explain how the instruments may be used to achieve sustainable water governance.

- Compare different water governance systems regarding the interaction between different actors.

- Reflect on water governance scenarios in the future for a chosen area.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Three years of academic studies in Engineering or Social Science,  AE2706 Integrated Water Resources Management or equivalent. Documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Course Integrated Water Resources Management or equivalent

Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    written examination (TEN1; 4.5c) and project assignment (PRO1; 3c)

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Examiner

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    Further information

    Course web

    Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

    Course web AE2504

    Offered by

    ABE/Land and Water Resources Engineering

    Main field of study *

    Built Environment

    Education cycle *

    Second cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Contact

    Nandita Singh, nandita@kth.se

    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.