NWI-MM022
Water Governance and Spatial Planning
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MM022
Credits (ECTS)3
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; BioWetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
prof. dr. S.V. Meijerink
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Lecturer
prof. dr. S.V. Meijerink
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. S.V. Meijerink
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Examiner
prof. dr. S.V. Meijerink
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Academic year2018
Period
KW2  (05/11/2018 to 27/01/2019)
Starting block
KW2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims

The objectives of the course are:

  • To supply students with a basic insight in the state of the art in water resources management and planning
  • To introduce students to recent developments in the relationships between water resources management and spatial planning and to provide students with an integrated perspective and understanding of the relationships involved, both theoretically as practically.
  • To provide students with the skills to analyse developments in the integrated field of water management and spatial planning, with the use of institutional or other relevant social theories.
  • To illustrate this with concrete river management cases
Content

This course aims to help students reading, understanding and using the social science literature on water resources management and planning. The empirical focus is on the key-themes of present-day water management, such as the coordination between water management and spatial planning, flood risk management, the implementation of the European water framework directive and cross-border river basin management. Although the focus is on recent developments in Dutch water management primarily, there is a strong international dimension as well. Part of the literature deals with issues of cross-border cooperation and the development of the European water regime, and some topics are discussed from an international comparative perspective.

Theoretically, in this course various institutional perspectives are used (1) to better understand recent developments in water resources management and planning and (2) to develop strategies for contributing to a better coordination between water management and spatial planning, and a more sustainable development of water resources.

Topics
• Nexus between water management and spatial planning
• International river conflicts
• The European water regime
• Transition management
• Flood risk management
• Long term developments in water management and spatial planning

Test information
Written exam

Prerequisites
Obligatory for TWM students; elective for all Master students of Radboud University

Required materials
Articles
A set of journal articles

Instructional modes
Lecture

Tutorial

Zelfstudie

Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW2, Block KW3