NIGK13019U  Water Resources Management

Volume 2017/2018
Education

MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience

Content

Good practice for use of models in water management, uncertainty and risk assessments in water management, stakeholder involvement, model validation test schemes, Integrated Water Resources Management, Adaptive management, international examples of typical water management conflicts and management instruments, case study on use of MIKE SHE to support water resources studies in Tanzania.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge:

Uncertainty and risk assessments in water management, stakeholder involvement, model validation test schemes, integrated Water Resources Management, adaptive management, examples of typical water management conflicts and management instruments, MIKE SHE modelling.

Skills:

  • good knowledge of concepts and tools for uncertainty assessments, including statistical, scenario and qualitative uncertainties.
  • a basic understanding of stakeholder involvement and participatory modelling in water resources management.
  • advanced knowledge of good modelling practice in relation to practical water management.
  • Basic understanding of key concepts in water resources management.


Competences:

  • Demonstrate design modelling approaches and activities, including study framing, performance criteria, uncertainty and stakeholder aspects, as part of a water management study
  • Conduct a modeling study for a case with data availability typical for a data poor country
  • Write a scientific report on use of hydrological modelling in a water resources management study

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geology-Geoscience or equivalent is recommended.
The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, Ongoing preparation throughout the course
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Re-exam

Re-submission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

Criteria for exam assesment

Please see learning outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Preparation
  • 136
  • Total
  • 206