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AE2707 Governance of Land and Water 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AE2707 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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.

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 disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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).

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 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.

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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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.

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 AE2707

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment, Environmental Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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