||The module pretends to introduce students to current debates on the management of water and energy resources, emphasizing the territorial dimension. An attempt will be made to collect case studies at different scales in different areas of the world on these issues although a certain Mediterranean focus is to be expected. The course will pay special attention to contrasting conventional management models based on centralized tecnologies, expert approaches and "top-down" management, with more alternative resources, decentralized technologies and a participatory processes open to larger segments of society. Both models will be compared in terms of governance and another very important element of the course will be the analysis of the territorial conflicts arising in the application of these management models. Through readings of selected materials, presentations by instructors (and occasionally by invited guests) and class discussions students are expected to gain a basic, robust knowledge on water and energy alternatives and of their diferent governance frameworks.