Management and Water Quality
Allowing modern, comprehensive, and versatile training in the field of water management and quality, keeping in mind the primary objectives of preservation and protection.
1) in the acquisition of scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and social skills for the interpretation and elaboration of water resources management, monitoring and remediation plans.
Maria Manuela Malhado Simões Ribeiro
Weekly - 4
Total - 84
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
The Management of Water Quality and Irrigation Technologies. Edited by Jose Albiac & Ariel Dinar, 2009.
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.
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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