Management and Water Quality
Maria Manuela Malhado Simões Ribeiro
Weekly - 6
Total - 82
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.
Tradução em curso.
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.
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