Many environmental risks and societal concerns are directly related to the way we manage our land and water environments. The course involves integrated natural and social science handling of natural and anthropogenic flows of water, nutrients, pollutants and other biogeochemical substances that are important for environmental risk assessment, ecosystem development, and management of the environment and natural resources. It includes principles and methods for quantifying and handling uncertainty, probability and risk, as well as environmental and 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.

Competence equivalent to at least 90 ECTS credits in Earth sciences, biology-earth sciences, geography, environmental sciences or equivalent science or civil engineering competence is required. In addition competence equivalent to one of the courses Hydrology and hydrogeology, 15 ECTS credits (GE5004/GE5022), Local to Global Water Vulnerability and Resilience, 15 ECTS credits (GE7025) or Information and Modeling Systems for Land and Water Resources 15, ECTS credits (GE7006) is required. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.

Language of instruction

Spring term, period C-D. Study tempo 100%.

Application period for spring term: 15 September until 15 October.

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This also applies to master's students who are going to apply for optional courses within a program.