Course Syllabus for

Water Energy Nexus
Vatten och energi

VVR060F, 3 credits

Valid from: Spring 2018
Decided by: Cintia Bertacchi Uvo
Date of establishment: 2018-04-17

General Information

Division: Water Resources Engineering
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course aims to present a deeper understanding of the close couplings (”nexus”) between water, energy and food, globally as well as locally.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

General background – globally and locally Energy for water Food, water and energy Water for energy “New” renewable energy and water requirements Climate change The UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Course Literature

Olsson, G.: Water and Energy. IWA Publishing, 2015. ISBN 9781780407326.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants. The exam is a take-home exam given after the first half of the course. The students will also write a report on a given specific topic. This will be presented and discussed during the second halt of the course.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Masters degree or equivalent
Selection criteria: Members of the water research school will be given priority.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Magnus Persson <>
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