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Course schedule


Date

Topic

Monday

May 9

08:30-16:00

 

Introduction

Presentation of the course and participants

Lessons learnt from 20 years research on Water management in Finland.

Teachers: Kenneth M. Persson, Adj. prof. Tapio Katko, Tampere

Tuesday

May 10

08:30-16:00

 

Scientific status of different organizational choices. There is no one single best choice, but some are better than the other

Work with themes

Teachers: Kenneth M. Persson, Dr. Anna Thomasson, LU

Wednesday

May 11

08:30-16:00

What is the correct price for water?

Economy in the water sector in Sweden

Teachers: Prof. Jonas Nordström, LU; Kenneth M Persson

Thursday

May 12

08:30-16:00

Performance of utilities – a comparison of the eight municipalities and utilities using Swedish Water (Svenskt vatten) sustainability index (hållbarhetsindex)

Work with Themes

Teachers: Tekn lic Nasik Najar, JU/LU;  Kenneth M. Persson

Friday

May 13

08:30-16:00

 

The historical background to South Sweden Water Supply and its strategy 2021-2031

Reports, Summary, evaluation

Teachers: Kenneth M Persson

 

 

 

 

 

Venue

The course will be given in person at Lund University. 

Preparations

Teamwork themes for the participants to choose from:

1)            The theoretical background to water management schemes for a municipality

2)            Critical analysis of two municipal water companies – what to do and what not to do

3)            Comparison of municipal and industrial water management: similarities and differences

4)            The humans are the most important resource: an analysis of staff and HR-work in a water company

5)            A survey of organizational structures in Europe. Examples from the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and Finland

6)            What does International Water Association (IWA) say about water management – benchmarking in practice (Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services: Third Edition)

7)            Lessons learnt from the European Benchmarking Co-operation (EBC) benchmarking programme for European water- & wastewater utilities (https://www.waterbenchmark.org/documents/Public-documents)

8)            My dream utility – and how to get there

9)            It´s the economy, stupid. The economy of the water sector

 

 

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