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Skill Level: Beginner

202021T07_M3795

Skill Level: Beginner
202021T02_M3541: Jan 4, 2021 - June 4, 2021 (6 ECTS - UWS programme)
...Over the past years, the knowledge and understanding of biological wastewater treatment have advanced extensively and moved away from empirically-based approaches to a fundamentally-based 'first principles' approach that embraces (bio-)chemistry, microbiology, physical and bioprocess engineering, and mathematics.

Many of these advances have matured to a degree that they have been codified into mathematical models able to describe and simulate diverse scenarios under different environmental conditions at either steady or dynamic state. For a new generation of new scientists and engineers entering the wastewater treatment profession, the quantity, complexity, and diversity of these new developments can be overwhelming, particularly to those from developing countries where access is not readily available to advanced courses in wastewater treatment.

The main purpose of this online course is to address the deficient access to knowledge by offering a broad and thorough overview of (conventional and innovative) biological wastewater treatment processes and practices. It assembles and integrates postgraduate course material of different professors from leading research groups around the world that have made significant contributions to the latest advances in biological wastewater treatment technologies which range from biological organic matter, nutrient and pathogen removal to membrane bioreactors (MBR), innovative nitrogen removal technologies and mathematical modeling of activated sludge and biofilm systems.

The online module on biological wastewater treatment consists of more than 40 hours of video-recorded lectures by the author professors compiled into a DVD package available to those registered in the online course, the textbook of the same name of the course published by IWA publishing, lecture handouts, and tutorial exercises for student's self-study.
Skill Level: Beginner

202021T02_M3294: Jan 4, 2021 - May 7, 2021 (5 ECTS - UWS programme)

Skill Level: Beginner

Water, Environment, Law, Policy

Skill Level: Beginner

202021T04_M3790:  Feb 1, 2021 - March 26, 2021 (3 ECTS - WSE programme)

Skill Level: Beginner

202021T07_M3615: April 26, 2021 - July 16, 2021 (5 ECTS - UWS programme)

Skill Level: Beginner

Welcome to IHE's online course on irrigation management and development. This course deals with the major elements and challenges in the management of irrigation systems. We start by looking into the objectives of management in different settings, and how technology in irrigation systems interact with their social, economic and political environment, which is crucial in understanding how systems are managed and what the effect of interventions could be. We evaluate different tasks in irrigation management and how these differ in several types of systems, such as farmer- or agency-managed schemes. These tasks include water allocation and distribution, maintenance, decision-making and conflict resolution, and resource mobilization. We also look into the different options for (external) interventions and what challenges these pose for development and modernization of irrigation. 

Picture: the ancient waruwaru system in Peru (source: ancientpages.com) 

Skill Level: Beginner