Fieldwork Water Quality

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2020/21
Vaknaam Fieldwork Water Quality
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Fieldwork Water Quality for Double Degree WCM
Leerdoelen The students will be able to understand different topics related to the management of water quality and the relationships between spatial planning/land use and water quality in international context. Example topics addressed in the course include: agriculture, pollution and water management; renewable energy and water; wetlands, protected nature parks and water quality; cross-border water (quality) management); water purification. Further aim of the fieldwork is to practice different presentation techniques by giving an ‘on-site’ presentation and preparing a critical statement for discussion in groups on a water quality related topic provided by the lecturers. The students are expected to also actively collect primary data during fieldwork by asking questions from invited experts, documenting the discussions and integrating the collected material in a meaningful, coherent and critical manner to their final report. Learning to work as a group in planning, conducting and presenting research is an essential part of the field-work. A final goal of the fieldwork is to introduce to the students different water-related professions available for them in the water management field.
Omschrijving The course starts in Groningen with an introductory lecture about the management of water quality and an introduction to the context of the Netherlands. The students will be introduced to a number of central concepts pertaining to planning for water quality. In addition, a tutorial about the field-work assignment and planning will be held. Prior to the fieldwork the students are required to develop a research question, do some preliminary desk research and prepare a presentation about a group topic assigned, to be presented on location on different field-visit sites across the Netherlands. During the field-work the students will collect additional data to answer their research questions. The final product of the course will be a written report, combining the desk research and field-data. The on-site presentation during the field-work will also form a part of the final grade for this course.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Fieldwork, Guest lectures, Lectures, Seminars
Toetsvorm Active participation, Group assignments, Oral presentation
Vaksoort master
Coördinator MSc. C.R. Ulug
Docent(en) prof. dr. E.J.M.M. Arts , Guest lecturers ,prof. ir. W.L. Leendertse , C. van den Brink
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Additional journal articles will be supplied.
Selected chapters from Water Sustainability. A Global Perspective. J.A.A. Jones (2010)
Opmerkingen Compulsory course for the students of Double Degree Master Water and Coastal Management. Not open for other students. Max. 15 students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning  (Compulsory Double Degree Water and Coastal Management) 1 semester II b verplicht
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester II b keuze