Sustainable water management – a master-course format
2004 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Management of scars water resources has increasingly come into focus over the last decade, e.g. through the EU Water Framework Directive. This development calls for broader education of water managers, giving e.g., hydrology and environmental engineering students insights into societal sectors and practical planning issues. Starting in 1997, a course format for solving this problem has been developed by the Baltic University Programme (BUP). The use of “format” in this context should be interpreted as a context and a recipe for production. The course format thus consists of a textbook, study and examination questions and procedures, coordinated videoconferences, teacher’s and student’s conferences, a common homepage, and a mentor to support teachers giving the courses; all coordinated by the BUP Secretariat. Recently, an international distance learning course, developing the format, has also been given at Uppsala University. The course format has since 1998 been implemented, i.e., courses in Sustainable Water Management have been given, at some 30 universities in the Baltic Sea catchment with some 400 students yearly. The objective of this presentation is to describe the development of the course format, the format itself and to evaluate the courses given accordingly after the first five years (1998 2003).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. 37-47 p.
, NHP report, 48
Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-66670OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-66670DiVA: diva2:94581
Nordic Hydrological Conference : Fresh water resources management: Tallinn, Estonia 8-12 August 2004