Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Sanitary engineering in developing countries

ENV-402

Lecturer(s) :

Strande Linda

Language:

English

Summary

This MSc course deals with the water, sanitation and solid waste challenges in developing countries. You will learn about the current dialogue in these topics, identify key players, know existing options of water & sanitation technologies, and be able to design and evaluate a technical project.

Content

Overview of the health situation, water supply, and liquid, solid waste and faecal sludge disposal in developing countries. International development policy. Technical and scientific fundamentals of water supply, sanitation & solid waste management (collection, haulage, treatment, reuse). Material flows in the water supply, waste disposal and urban agriculture. Connection between excreta disposal and health. New concepts and approaches for a sustainable water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

Keywords

Developing countries, Health impacts of water and sanitation, Sanitation service chain, Water quality, Water supply and treatment, Wastewater management, Faecal sludge management, Solid waste management, Environmental sanitation planning.

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Students should be familiar with basic concepts of environmental engineering including physical, chemical and biological processes.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Reading, exercises, teamwork, guest lecturers

Expected student activities

2 exercises (group work possible).

Assessment methods

100 % written test (120 min) during the exam session

Resources

Bibliography

A bibliography is included in the moodle.

Websites
Videos

In the programs

  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Sanitary engineering in developing countries
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Sanitary engineering in developing countries
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Sanitary engineering in developing countries
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Sanitary engineering in developing countries
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12   GCA331 
12-13    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German