The Sustainable Water Management (SWM) courses are courses on the master level which focus on questions of sustainable use of water and water resources in the Baltic Sea region. They could be studied either as three separate courses or as one larger course. The full course, Sustainable Water Management (15 ECTS), consists of three parts: The Baltic Waterscape (4.5 ECTS), Water Use and Management (4.5 ECTS) and River Basin Management (6 ECTS). The individual parts can be studied as separate courses. The courses consist of lectures, seminars, excursions, and case studies, all accompanied by a series of three textbooks.
The courses are organized as an international cooperative program among universities in the Baltic Sea region. Since 2000 the courses are offered as campus courses by the participating universities. However, since 2003, there is also as an internet based distance learning course at Uppsala University. The latter course is open to all students anywhere in the world.