Integrated Water Management 'Case River 21'

Course Code :2217MDOIWB
Study domain:Environmental Science
Academic year:2016-2017
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:75
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:continuous assessment
Possibility of resit:No
Lecturer(s)Peter Troch
Patrick Meire
Stefan Van Damme
Jessica Bots

3. Course contents *

Intensive and international course on integrated water management. An international group of students works out a vision for a sustainable management of the Scheldt river basin. During the first week they travel from the source of the Scheldt in France to the mouth in the Netherlands and meet stakeholders and experts to get aware of the specific problems and challenges the basin is confronted with. In the second week the students must work together to work out a sustainable vision taking into account all functions and to formulate accompanying measures.

Several excursions are planned during the first week. During these excursions students make site visits where they see different aspects of the river and all related functions (shipping, recreation, nature, drinking water supply, sewage treatment,…). Also during these excursions several lectures by key experts and stakeholders are given either on the spot or at one of the participating institutions During this week the students are confronted with the different issues and challenges which they will analyse in small groups during the second week.
We expect a full time availability. Therefore students will be accommodated together during the first week, as they travel from the source of the river Scheldt to the mouth.

Please note: there is an extra financial cost when opting for this course.