Land-Water Risk Assessment and Management Methods
15 credits cr.
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Many environmental risks and societal concerns are directly related to the way we manage land and the water resources.
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The course involves the integrated assessment of natural and anthropogenic flows of water, nutrients, pollutants and other biogeochemical substances that are important for management of the environment and natural resources. It includes principles and methods for quantifying and handling uncertainty, probability and risk, as well as ecological economics. The course focus is on land and water systems, but the principles and methods are generally applicable and useful in different earth and environmental science contexts and applications.
The course is part of Master's Programme in Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources but can also be read as a separate course.
Planned teaching (methods) for the course, linked to Covid-19 and the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations, will be presented at the Department's website on February 28
The course includes:
- methods for integrated water resources and environmental management
- International environmental legislation for integrated water resources and environmental management
- ecological economics and its application to water resources and environmental management
- assessment and management of uncertainty, probability and risk in water systems
- Water Resources Management, 7.5 credits
- Pollutant Transport and Environmental Management, 7.5 credits
Water Resources Management
This unit includes problem solving of cases dealing with water resources based on examples from research articles. The course also covers ecological economics applied to the water resources management.
Pollutant Transport and Environmental Management
This unit includes the modeling of mass flows of pollutants in hydrological basins. The course also covers European environmental legislation dealing with water-borne pollution.
The education consists of lectures, seminars, exercises, project work and presentations.
For details see syllabus.
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