Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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].
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
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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
Lectures, demonstrations, exercises, case study work and reviews. Assessment of the course is based on the exercises and the case study report.
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
- Teacher: Harri Koivusalo