Ever wondered what governance is? Or who are your stakeholders, and what is the difference between organisation and institution? Do you know how law affects water engineering? Or how this all is related to politics and, ultimately, to sustainability?
Welcome to Water & Governance course!
The course is part of our Master's Programme in Water and Environmental Engineering (WAT), and it provides you with an in-depth introduction to broad issue of governance in relation to water management. The course combines the theory of key elements of water governance (introduced through Contact Sessions) with practical case studies, focusing on different governance contexts (presented during Case Study Sessions).
The course sessions are on Tuesday mornings (9.00-12) and Friday afternoons (13.00-16) during Period III at Lecture Hall 286/287 in Water Building (Tietotie 1E, Otaniemi). Note that the sessions start at sharp! Tuesday mornings from 9 to 10 are reserved for preparatory Reading Circles, while the actual Contact Session starts then at 10.00.
Contact Sessions are organised mainly on Tuesdays, and they cover a specific weekly theme that is presented by a lecturer. You will familiarise yourself and discuss the theme already beforehand by reading a given material and discussing it in a preparatory Reading Circle with your group. Case Study Sessions are organised usually on Fridays and include sessions for working on your Case Studies as well as for presenting your Case Study to others. For more information, see the specific sub-pages on the left.
The responsible teacher for the course is University Lecturer Marko Keskinen, and Juho Haapala acts as the Course Coordinator. In addition, we'll have a wonderful set of experts as our visiting lecturers.
You can send questions about the course to course email: wat-e2080 (at) aalto.fi
Welcome to the course!