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Cursus: GEO3-2133
Integrated Water & Soil Management
Cursus informatie
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Global Sustainability Science;
Contactpersoondr. P.P. Schot
prof. dr. J. Griffioen
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. P.P. Schot
Overige cursussen docent
2  (11-11-2019 t/m 31-01-2020)
TimeslotD: WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 16-09-2019 08:00 t/m 29-09-2019 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 21-10-2019 08:00 t/m 22-10-2019 23:59
Please note: the information in the course manual is binding.

  • Obtain knowledge on the interrelationships between antropogenic use of water and soil systems and their (physical, chemical and biological) characteristics;
  • Obtain insight in practical measurements and monitoring of water and soil characteristics for environmental management;
  • Obtain insight in the necessity and concepts for water and soil management;
  • Ability to apply system analysis to identify causes, actors and sustainable solutions for a water or soil management issue;
  • Ability to analyse the interrelationship between legal and technical requirements for risk management related to the antropogenic use of water and soil systems.
This course is also available to students who are registered for the minor Water, Climate and Ecosystems. They have to contact Erika Dijksma ( before 16 September 2019.

The natural characteristics of the environmental compartments water and soil have undergone radical, often negative, changes during the past centuries under the influence of human activities. The course outlines how in the 1980s gradually the notion won ground that effective reduction of the negative effects had to take place through an integrated approach. For this fundamental and applied knowledge on water and soil is required, but also additional insight in disciplines like ecology, public administration, law and economics.
In this course the aforementioned knowledge areas come together for the benefit of policy development, planning and management of the environmental compartments water and soil. The course focuses on acquiring knowledge about the interrelationships between human activities and their effects on water and soil, and the subsequent need and options for integrated water and soil management. It describes the analysis of water and soil systems and their mutual relations, as well as the history, concepts, monitoring, and developments in policy and legislation regarding water and soil management. Acquaintance with practice takes place through guest lecturers from the professional field, practicals, excursions and student’s own work.
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Ingeschreven voor één van de volgende opleidingen
    • Global Sustainability Science
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Milieu-natuurwetenschappen
• Basic insight in hydrology, physical geography, soil characteristics.
• LAS students need to be registered for the major Water, Climate and Ecosystems.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
GEO1-2412 MW-Natural Processes
GEO1-4192 AW-Systeem aarde 2
Bronnen van zelfstudie
• Hendriks, M.R. (2010), Introduction to Physical Hydrology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0199296847.
• Chapters 12, 13 and 20 from: G. Tyler Miller Jr. and Scott E. Spoolman (2012), Living in the environment, 17th International student edition, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, Belmont (USA).
Verplicht materiaal
P.P. Schot and J. Griffioen: Course guide Integrated Water and Soil Management.
P.P. Schot and J. Griffioen: Syllabus Integrated Water and Soil Management.


Lectures are partly mandatory.
Students will write an Individual research paper on a water or soil management issue of their own choice.
They will also do an analysis of legal and technical requirements surrounding the antropogenic use of water and soil, together with one (or more) other students.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students are expected to prepare lectures by reading corresponding literature in the Syllabus


Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students will do an evaluation and intervision of research papers of others students, and present their own paper in a poster session. They may also present their legal and technical analysis.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
In group work students will need an active and equal contribution.

Minimum cijfer-

Knowledge and insight regarding water and soil interrelationships and management.
Application of systems analysis and analysis of legal and technical requirements.
Assessment modes: exam, paper, presentation.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Bestuderen en analyseren van informatie
Gebruiken van informatie- en communicatietechnologie ('computer literacy')
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Wetenschappelijke context
Maatschappelijke / culturele context
Ethisch perspectief
Voorbereiden / opzetten van onderzoek
Materiaal / data analyseren en verwerken
Rapporteren over onderzoek - schriftelijk
Rapporteren over onderzoek - mondeling

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