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Land-Water Risk Assessment and Management Methods

Many environmental risks and societal concerns are directly related to the way we manage land and the water resources.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from your department

On this page you will shortly find information on registration, learning platform, etc.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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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 

  • Course structure

    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


    1. Water Resources Management, 7.5 credits
    2. 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.

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, seminars, exercises, project work and presentations.


    For details see syllabus.


    Fernando Jaramillo

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Meet us

    Meet our teachers

    Course responsible Fernando Jaramillo

    Mattias Winterdahl
    Imenne Åhlén

    Meet our researchers

    We investigate natural processes and anthropogenic effects and their variability and change in water, land and permafrost environments.

    Hydrology, hydrogeology and permafrost

  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Kerstin Hörnby

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg

    Course responsible
    Fernado Jaramillo