Course Catalog 2013-2014
KEB-25256 Management and Governance of Water Services, 3 cr
The course is organized every second year. The course will be lectured in the academic year 2014-15. The course will be organized provided that at least 12 students will participate.
Suitable for postgraduate studies
Will not be lectured year 2013-2014
Pekka Pietilš, Tapio Katko
Proactive attendance in lessons and essay seminars. Participants will prepare and present essay seminars on related topics or cases to be selected.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation
Principles and baselines related to teaching and learning
The course is based on active student-student-teacher interaction. Lectures and other material form a knowledge base the students can utilize in classroom discussions and in their small research report. A vital part of the course is a small research project the students will carry out either individually or in groups.
After completing the course, the student will be able to distinguish various management options of water and sanitation services. The student will be able to analyze their differences and similarities. The student will be able to analyze the reasons why management practices vary in different countries and within a country. A vital part of the course is a small research project, where the student will exercise the skill to analyze available knowledge and compile a report.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||Water governance||Approaches to governance||International examples|
|2.||Water resources vs. water services, priorities of water use purposes, water services and related stakeholders||History: lessons to be learnt for the futures||Selected examples of historical development of water services|
|3.||Public-private and public-public partnerships||Various types of partnerships, why tradition is different in different countries, development trends||Classifications of partnerships, analysis of examples in a number of selected countries, major international players|
|4.||Regional and municipal cooperation in water services||Reasons for different arrangements in various countries/situations||Role of government policy|
|5.||Viability assessment tools, benchmarking, performance indicators||Utilization of tools in concrete cases|
Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes
The course grade is based on a) participation and the activity of the student during classroom discussions, b) small assignments (written summaries of selected documents/reports), and c) oral presentations of the assignments. To pass the course with the grade 3 the student has to show activity during classroom situations, the assignments have to be properly compiled and the oral presentations on standard level. To pass with the grade 4 the student has to be present in all sessions, take actively part in discussions, show competence in assignments in analyzing points specified in column "Complementary knowledge". The student may achieve grade 5 if he/she is additionally able to demonstrate good command of points specified in column "Special knowledge".
Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course
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