118-0111-00L  Sustainability and Water Resources

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersD. Molnar, P. Burlando
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 16.

Suitable for MSc and PhD students.
Automatic admittance is given to students of MAS Sustainable Water Resources. All other registrations accepted until capacity is reached.


118-0111-00 GSustainability and Water Resources Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
1 week block course (June 11-15, 2018. In class-time: 9:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:30.
30s hrs
11.06.08:45-16:30HIT F 31.2 »
12.06.08:45-16:30HIT F 31.2 »
13.06.08:45-16:30HIT F 31.2 »
14.06.08:45-16:30HIT F 31.2 »
15.06.08:45-16:30HIT F 31.2 »
D. Molnar, P. Burlando

Catalogue data

AbstractThe block course on Sustainability and Water Resources features invited experts from a range of disciplines, who present their experiences working with sustainability issues related to water resources. The students are exposed to many different perspectives, and learn how to critically evaluate sustainability issues with respect to water resources management.
ObjectiveThe course provides the students with background information on sustainability in relation to water resources within an international and multidisciplinary framework. The lectures challenge the students to consider sustainability and the importance of water availability and water scarcity in a changing world, at the same time preparing them to face the challenges of the future, e.g. climate and land use change, increased water use and population growth.
ContentThe course offers the students the opportunity to learn about sustainability and water resources in a multi-disciplinary fashion, with a focus on case studies from around the world. Selected topics include: Sustainability Issues in Water Resources, the EU Water Framework Directive, Mining in Latin America, Environmental Flows, and Water Quality Issues. Group exercises, which encourage debate and discussion, are an important component of the course. For more information, please visit Link
Prerequisites / NoticeFor further information, contact the MAS coordinator, Darcy Molnar (Link)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersP. Burlando, D. Molnar
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Permission from lecturers required for all students
Places16 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 02.02.2018 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Sustainable Water Resources (118000)
Waiting listuntil 09.02.2018
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 04.06.2018

Offered in

MAS in Sustainable Water ResourcesCore CoursesOInformation
Science, Technology, and Policy MasterElectivesWInformation