SLM-10806 Design in Land and Water Management 1


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Field practical80
Group work34
Course coordinator(s)TA Vogel, MSc
Lecturer(s)TA Vogel, MSc
prof. dr. ir. PJGJ Hellegers
dr. JEM Baartman
PD Peters
dr. ir. HP Ritzema
ing. H Boesveld
GJ Borghuis
ir. B Bruins
MC Commelin
ing. HPA Gooren
Examiner(s)dr. JEM Baartman
ir. B Bruins

Language of instruction:


Mandatory knowledge:

ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety

Assumed knowledge on:

Subjects of the first five periods of the first year BSc International Land and Water Management.


Introduction to design and design processes in relation to land use and land and water management problems that is focussed on soil and water conservation and water management interventions. By means of structured tasks, students will first identify and analyse land and water management problems and thereafter consider and assess various design options. Different phases of the detailed design process will be passed through in developing the most appropriate design approach guided by evidence obtained in the field practical and course materials. The course includes a field practical that runs for 2 weeks in Limburg, southern Netherlands which will be the basis for the land and water management case.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- analyze a complex real-life problem (put forward by an external commissioner), by breaking it up into sub-items;
- determine the phases and characteristics of the appraisal process;
- observe, measure and make preliminary interpretations of the characteristics of a landscape;
- assess and analyse land use and water management issues from different perspectives and bring these together;
- formulate qualitative options for soil and water conservation interventions;
- analyse and incorporate the land and water management issues and potential interventions at different spatial scales;
- engage in reflective learning by systematically drawing personal lessons on your own performance, the team’s working processes and performance and on the study program and career perspectives.


- attendance of working groups;
- execution of assignments;
- participation in fieldwork;
- oral presentation of design;
- report writing (peer review and reflection).


Based on attendance, presentations, assignments and reports.


A course reader and practical guide will be made available.

Compulsory for: BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc6WD