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.
10 lectures and 10 seminars in the first term
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essay (85%) group poster (15%)