Management and Water Quality


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General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Manuela Malhado Simões Ribeiro


Weekly - 4

Total - 82

Teaching language



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Gestão estratégica: Conceitos, modelos e instrumentos by António J. Robalo Santos. Escolar Editora, 2008

Sustainable Water Quality Management Policy. The Role of Trading: The U.S. Experience by C. Pharino, Springer, 2007

Modern Groundwater Exploration, Discovering New Water Resources in Consolidated Rocks Using Innovative Hydrogeologic Concepts, Exploration, Drilling, Aquifer Testing, and Management Methods by R. A. Bisson & J. H. Lehr. John Wiley & Sons, 2004

Groundwater Geochemistry: A practical guide to modeling of natural and contaminated aquatic systems by Broder J. Merkel & Britta Planer-Friedrich and edited by Darrel Kirk Nosdstrom. Springer, 2005

Teaching method

Lectures and experimental classes. 

In the experimental sessions, students are invited to apply advanced theoretical and analytical skills in the analysis of water composition. Titration, selective electrode and chromatographic methods are used to analyze surface and groundwater.  Design of a project about water management and planning including scientific literature research. Field trips to a waste water treatment station and a water supply system.

Evaluation method

Tradução em curso.

Subject matter

Introduction to basic management concepts.   Water management. Water uses and scarcity. Economic,   social and environmental value of surface and groundwater. Technologies and methodologies that   support a sustainable water use. Public and private policies of water use   and management. Laws and legal frame. Management units (hydrographical basin   and aquifer system). Water quality and suitability for human   activities (municipal, agricultural, industrial and mining). Physical,   chemical, radioactive and bacteriological indicators of water quality. Natural and artificial resources of   water. Recycling and reuse of water in urban, industrial and agro industrial   systems. Protecting water quality. Pollutants and   water treatment systems.