Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student ...

  • Understands factors leading to hydrological extremes in surface waters [knowledge].
  • Is able to estimate flood and drought extremes using historical data [skill].
  • Is able to quantify lake water balance components and assess regulation impacts on river flow [skills].
  • Understands how predicted climate change impacts on water balance components [knowledge].
  • Is able to apply multicriteria decision analysis in water resources planning [skills].
  • Is able to Identify different aspects of integrated water resources management [knowledge/identity].
  • Is aware of the EU Water Framework Directive and its implementation [knowledge]
  • Is aware of surface water resources and their distribution [knowledge/identity].

Credits: 5

Schedule: 20.04.2021 - 04.06.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Harri Koivusalo

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Harri Koivusalo

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Frequency analysis in hydrology; Lake water balance and estimation of its components; Regulation of lakes and rivers; Climate variability and hydrology; Decision support in water resources management; Integrated water resources management; Management of surface waters under the EU Water Framework Directive.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, demonstrations, exercises, case study work and reviews. Assessment of the course is based on the exercises and the case study report.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Study material is announced in the first lecture and in the course home page in MyCourses.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action

    14 Life Below Water