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Network for environmental assessment and remediation in the aquatic systems: environmental curriculum and training at the postgraduate level (NEAR 3)

English title Network for environmental assessment and remediation in the aquatic systems: environmental curriculum and training at the postgraduate level (NEAR 3)
Applicant Dominik Janusz
Number 110916
Funding scheme SCOPES
Research institution Institut F.-A. Forel Université de Genève
Institution of higher education University of Geneva - GE
Main discipline Hydrology, Limnology, Glaciology
Start/End 01.12.2005 - 31.12.2008
Approved amount 100'000.00
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Hydrology, Limnology, Glaciology
Oceanography
Social geography and ecology

Keywords (5)

environmental education; postgraduate; curricula; aquatic environment; teaching models

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
Two sequential IP projects, NEAR 1 and NEAR 2, have been successfully carried out (1998-2003). NEAR 3 will focus on widening the topics engaged in the curriculum in environmental sciences on aquatic systems with an emphasis on implementation of the curriculum as a teaching vehicle in Eastern European universities. Linkages will be established to European Union institutes to improve the profile and excellence of the Eastern European partners. A stronger leadership role will also be developed in one or more of the partners to bring greater impetus to the Eastern European partners (Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia) adopting and sustaining ongoing advanced teaching programs.ObjectivesDevelop advanced teaching and training in sustainable watermanagement.Expansion of curriculum to encompass wetlands and related systemswith an emphasis on reservoirs and their unique status as water management systems.Propose teaching methodologies based on interactive teaching anddistance learning methods.Develop hard copy, electronic and audio/visual teaching materialsto meet curriculum criteria.Activities will include workshops on :a) Social aspects of sustainable water management including public awareness and participation (from totalitarianism to governance).b) Remediation required to eliminate degradation of water quality and quantity. Engineering solutions for waste treatment, watershed and land use management and all aspects of restoration of degraded water systems.c) Wetland environments including deltas, coastal lagoons, nature reserves and related habitat systems with an emphasis on reservoirs.
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