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Course module: 201800033
Water and Climate
Course infoSchedule
Course module201800033
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.dr. J.C.J. Kwadijk
Contactperson for the course
dr. M.S. Krol
dr. M.S. Krol
prof.dr. J.C.J. Kwadijk
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. J.C.J. Kwadijk
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
This course will teach the students the selection and application of approaches, models and tools to support the development of water policy in the light of climate change:
  1. to know in which ways climate change affects water systems
  2. to be familiar with different approaches, models and tools used to inform water policy in view of climate change
  3. to identify the appropriate tool for a specific water management problem, and
  4. to use those tools to provide results relevant for water policy makers.
This course is about long-term water policy and planning in the face of climate change. The course provides a methodological basis in scenario methods, adaptation pathways and optimization techniques. The topical focus is on climate change and its effects on water systems, flood risk management and planning for droughts and water scarcity.
The main topics covered in this course are:
  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Scenario methods for water management
  • Flood risk management
  • Water scarcity planning
  • Big data in water management
  • Optimization techniques
This course is assessed by means of an individual exam at the end of the quartile and group assignments.

Additional info:
This course is an adapted version of the previous course ‘Tools for water policy analysis’ (about 2/3).
Assumed previous knowledge
Recommended: ‘Hydrology’ or ‘Hydrological Modelling and Forecasting’
Desired previous knowledge: ‘Hydrology’ and ‘Hydrological Modelling and Forecasting’.
Participating study
Master Civil Engineering and Management
Required materials
Course material
Selection of scientific papers and reports. Will be made available.
Recommended materials
Course material
Loucks & van Beek (2005) Water resources systems planning and management - an introduction to methods, models and applications (ISBN 9231039989). Digitally available.
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes


Self study without assistance
Presence dutyYes


assignment/Presentation/ (written) exam

assignment & Presentation & (written) exam

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