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General information:
Name:
Sustainable Water Management in Baltic Sea Basin
Course of study:
2012/2013
Code:
DIS-2-323-SI-s
Faculty of:
Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Environmental Information Systems
Field of study:
Environmental Engineering
Semester:
3
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr hab. inż, prof. AGH Bergier Tomasz (tbergier@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr hab. inż, prof. AGH Bergier Tomasz (tbergier@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Shows ecological attitude; understands the influence of human activity on nature, and especially water systems Activity during classes,
Essay
M_K003 Knows how to cooperate in team Activity during classes
Skills
M_U002 knows how to use databases, literature and other sources; is able to integrate information, interpret and analyse it; is capable to prepare a small paper in English cooperating in international team IS2A_U01, IS2A_U05 Activity during classes,
Essay,
Participation in a discussion
M_U003 Is able to prepare and give the presentation in English, and take part in a discussion during an international conference. IS2A_U04, IS2A_U05 Activity during classes,
Participation in a discussion
Knowledge
M_W002 has broad knowledge on environmental problems in Baltic Sea Basin, especially those connected with water management, knows methods of their solutions and prevention, understands interconnections between different aspects of human activities and nature IS2A_W09, IS2A_W05 Activity during classes,
Essay,
Participation in a discussion
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Shows ecological attitude; understands the influence of human activity on nature, and especially water systems + - - + - - - - - - -
M_K003 Knows how to cooperate in team - - - + - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U002 knows how to use databases, literature and other sources; is able to integrate information, interpret and analyse it; is capable to prepare a small paper in English cooperating in international team - - - + - - - - - - -
M_U003 Is able to prepare and give the presentation in English, and take part in a discussion during an international conference. - - - + - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W002 has broad knowledge on environmental problems in Baltic Sea Basin, especially those connected with water management, knows methods of their solutions and prevention, understands interconnections between different aspects of human activities and nature + - - + - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:
  1. The hydrological cycle, energy balance, hydrological modelling.

  2. The Baltic Basin: water resources; rivers, lakes and climate; groundwater; wetlands.

  3. Human impact on water resources.

  4. Sustainable water management, water supply and wastewater treatment.

  5. Tools and methods of sustainable water systems. River Basin Management.

  6. Water Framework Directive, international conventions.

  7. Water in spatial planning. Water conflicts in comprehensive planning.

Project classes:
  1. Videoconferences

    Preparation and participation in three international videoconferences:
    1. Well functioning systems for supplying a city with good water,
    2. Water management techniques,
    3. River basin management.

    They are organized and conducted with two other universities from Baltic Sea Region.

  2. Games and Simulations.

    Water Games and Simulations: Fish Business Game, Zurich Water Games. Computer models (QUAL, ModFlow, JeSat).

  3. RPG Debate.

    RPG (Role-Playing Game) Debate to plan wastewater management for a town.

  4. Small Papers.

    Preparation the small paper (3-5 pages) on a subject chosen by the team from the list of 30 subjects. The paper is written in a team of 2-3 students from AGH and partner universities.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 90 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Participation in project classes 30 h
Contact hours 5 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 40 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The average of grades from: the Small Paper and the preparation and participation in videoconferences.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Prerequisites and additional requirements not specified

Recommended literature and teaching resources:
  1. Lars-Christer Lundin (ed.), The Waterscape. Sustainable Water Management in Baltic Sea Basin, book 1. Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University 2000.
  2. Lars-Christer Lundin (ed.), Water Use and Management. Sustainable Water Management in Baltic Sea Basin, book 2. Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University 2000.
  3. Lars-Christer Lundin (ed.), River Basin Management. Sustainable Water Management in Baltic Sea Basin, book 3. Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University 2000.
  4. Tomasz Bergier: Municipal Management. In: Kronenberg J., Bergier T. (ed.): Challenges of Sustainable Development in Poland. Fundacja Sendzimira, Kraków 2010.
  5. Tomasz Bergier: Good practices of the integrated municipal management. Sustainable Development Applications, 2, 2011.
Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

The course is organized in a cooperation with BUP (Baltic University Programme), the network including more than 160 universities from 14 countries of Baltic Sea Region. Students will have an access to the series of textbooks „Sustainable Water Management in the Baltic Sea Basin” (online). Students, who successfully complete the course, will receive the diploma signed by the University of Uppsala, Sweden (BUP coordinating institution). For the best and most active students, BUP offers the possibility to participate in the international students conferences, field trips, workshops and the sail cruise on Baltic Sea (project SAIL).