AE2707 Governance of Land and Water 7.5 credits

Förvaltning av mark- och vattenresurser

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
    Environmental Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Teacher

    Eva Liedholm Johnsson <>

  • Target group

    Conditionally elective for TMHIM year 1, TEEGM year 1

Spring 19 for programme students CANCELLED

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The objective is to give an overview of property right and governance/management system for an efficient and sustainable use of land and water. After the completion of the course the studens are expected to understand and be able to apply the main concepts and principles within the subject area.

Course main content

The course includes lectures, seminars and assignments. The following main issues will be included:

- Property right and law including customary law

- Land reform

- History of water management

- Concepts, methodologies and tools for practicing IWRM

- The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) as an example of IWRM in practice, including transboundary aspects

- Water utility management

- Cross-cutting global and local issues in water governance; e.g. participation, human rights, gender, public-private debate.


Bachelor's degree in the field of civil engineering, environmental engineering, or another subject with clear relevance to the course, of at least 180 higher education credits. Proficiency in English (English B or equivalent).


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  • SEM1 - Seminars, 2.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ABE/Urban and Regional Studies



Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.