Many different environmental and societal problems are directly related to water resources. An important part of this course is problem oriented, with case study analyses of water resources and water quality. Such analyses are needed in several professions, since water-related issues are on the global agenda, e.g., in international conflict management, environmental management by governmental agencies, environmental policy, and industrial and agricultural impact assessments. The course considers water resources and water quality, pollution spreading through surface, ground and coastal water systems, as well as vulnerability and resilience of water resources. Regional analyses are also related to global water resource vulnerability and resilience.

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Autumn term, period A-B. Study tempo 100%.


Competence equivalent to at least 90 ECTS credits in Earth sciences, geography, biology-earth sciences, environmental sciences or equivalent science or civil engineering competence is required. Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics D and at least 7,5 ECTS credits in Statistics. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.


Application period for autumn term: 15 March until 15 April.

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