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Water & Development (Module)

Module description

The module explores the interface of water resources management and sustainable development through the perspective of politics of water use and allocation.  The module first examines different types of water and their uses and relevance to sustainable development. Secondly, the module examines politics of water use and allocation at the local, national and international levels through issues of community irrigation, Integrated Water Resources Management and international transboundary river basin agreements.  Particular focus is on the actors and institutions involved in water governance at these spatial scales.  Thirdly, through discussions, group work and poster presentations, the module will assess the policy responses to the problems of water resources management in developing country contexts.  

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Maria Rusca

Teaching pattern

10 lectures and 10 seminars in the first term

Module assessment - more information

essay (85%) group poster (15%)

Key information

Module code 5SSG2054

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework presentation/s

Credit value 15 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No