ENV-402 / 2 credits

Teacher: Marks Sara Jane

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

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:

  • Interpret
  • Assemble
  • Classify
  • Analyze
  • Define
  • Recognize the effects of inappropriate water, sanitation and solid waste on public and environmental health.
  • Define the components of the sanitation service chain.
  • Discuss challenges related to water, sanitation and solid waste managment in developing countries.
  • Analyze water, sanitation, and solid waste considerations in a real-life example.
  • Select appropriately technical options for water and sanitation.

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.

Teaching methods

Reading, videos, 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.

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Sanitary engineering in developing countries
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Sanitary engineering in developing countries
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Sanitary engineering in developing countries
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Sanitary engineering in developing countries
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Sanitary engineering in developing countries
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Sanitary engineering in developing countries
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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