Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 201900131
Case Project Water Management
Course info
Course module201900131
Credits (ECTS)10
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. K.R.D. Lulofs
dr. M. Lordkipanidze
Contactperson for the course
dr. K.R.D. Lulofs
dr. K.R.D. Lulofs
Academic year2021
Starting block
RemarksLocation: Leeuwarden
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes

By means of a group proposal, group report and a group presentations, students will demonstrate that they are able to:
  • Examine a multidisciplinary and complex research challenge of their own definition by applying knowledge and insights acquired in the study programme.
  • Design or create a potential solution or solutions to the research challenge.
  • Report on and present the outcomes of their group work activities according to academic standards.

In terms of the group work process, students will demonstrate that they are in small groups able to:
  • Focus upon a relevant challenge in society, scope the topic into a research project, conduct the research, report and present findings (students select and describe the challenge themselves, consent needed from supervisors).
  • Lead the research process from proposal to completed report within time constraints, while working in a multi-disciplinary, multicultural team.
  • Apply the acquired social, communication and research skills in a complex research project.
  • Work in a research team according to a (diversity of) team role(s).

The subject of the case study project is within the broad field of Water Management.

The case study period takes the students topic-wise into the field of challenges related to water management, climate, sustainability and resilience. Students thus select a challenge of their interest to work upon in small groups within the broad field of Water Management (under supervision).
The module applies a Challenge based learning approach (CBL). In small groups students develop a research strategy to tackle a challenge and thus scope this challenge into a research project within the constraints of the module. Connecting to a ‘client’ like a municipality/city, regional authority (waterboard, province), association, NGO, cooperation or company/economic sector is an option, open for consideration.

There will be direct and strong relations with several of the topics of preceding courses. Research activities include data gathering through various means like literature search and review, document study and interviews, data analysis and developing prospective solutions/design.
Participating study
Master Environmental and Energy Management
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes


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