Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Has knowledge of the different functions and perceptions of water in the city as well as the main challenges within the sector
  • Has knowledge of the infrastructure system for water in the cities including central concepts, drivers, components and technologies
  • Has knowledge of climate change impacts on urban areas and understands how this knowledge is produced
  • Has an overview of significant actors, as well as international regulation and strategies pertaining to urban water and climate change
  • Has knowledge of relevant climate adaptation measures


  • Can perform basic assessments of the need for climate change adaptation in an urban context.
  • Can use a scenario approach to analyse water management and climate change challenges and solutions.
  • Can identify relevant solutions to water management and climate change challenges
  • Can assess the economic and social impacts of different strategies for water management and climate change adaptation.


  • Can relate problems and proposals to the decision-making processes in the sector
  • Can facilitate and contribute to planning processes within the sector
  • Identify and address sub-optimisation and synergies between different parts of the water sector as well as other sectors

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, synopses, seminars, assignments, etc.



Name of examWater Management and Climate Change Adaptation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVand- og klimatilpasning
Module codePGLSUSK19202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Cities)
Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design