Hydrology and Water Resource Management, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 20 November 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-18305 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: 60 credits in earth science or 90 credits within the Bachelor's Programme in Construction Engineering


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 21,667

Tuition fee, total: SEK 21,667

About the course

In order to manage our limited water resources in a sustainable way, we have to understand the hydrological cycle and its processes, and how these processes are affected by human activities. This course gives a broad introduction to hydrology. With the catchment area as a starting-point, the most important components in the water cycle are studied. Basic methods for measuring and estimating these components are presented and applied, both theoretically and in the course participant's field studies. Based on case studies, methods for water management and how different stake holders can co-operate in establishing a watershed management plan, are discussed.

More information


Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villavägen 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

Study counsellor

Email: studievagledare@geo.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 25 07