AE2706 Integrated Water Resources Management 7.5 credits

Integrerad vattenförvaltning

The course gives insights in the theoretical and methodological elements underlying the notion of ‘integrated water resources management’ (IWRM), with focus on concepts and tools for sustainable planning and management of water resources

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 gives insights in the theoretical and methodological elements underlying the notion of ‘integrated water resources management’ (IWRM), with focus on concepts and tools for sustainable planning and management of water resources.

Syllabus

  • History of water management
  • Concepts and theoretical perspectives on IWRM
  • Principles, methodologies & tools for practising IWRM
  • Cross-cutting global issues in IWRM, e.g., stakeholder participation, gender, public-private debate
  • EU WFD as an example of IWRM in practice,including transboundary management aspects
  • Small individual research project with focus on the implementation of the WFD.

Intended learning outcomes *

At the end of the course, the  participants should be able to:·    Explain the concept and principles of IWRM·    Describe the methodologies and tools for practicing IWRM·    Analyze the EU WFD as an example of IWRM in practice·    Work with integrated water management projects and get a fair insight in in the EU WFD

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

180 credits academic studies including basic knowledge in Environmental Planning and Hydrology or equivalent. Documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

See homepage before start of course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • SEM1 - Seminars, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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, compulsory attendance in workshops, at least 80 % participation in lectures, and approved assignments.

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

Prosun Bhattacharya

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 AE2706

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

This is a course within the international masters programme Water System Technology.