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Sustainable Water Management

Sustainable Water Management

Title Sustainable Water Management (International Study Programme in Environmental Science and Forestry)
Institute responsible for organization University of Joensuu (Jussi Kukkonen)

Contact person: Prof. Ismo J. Holopainen, Room 262, Natura Building, tel. +358-13-251-3553, telefax: +358 13 251 3590, email: 

Objectives Understanding the changes in aquatic ecosystems caused by human activities, and their consequences for the use of aquatic resources.

Examination of the causes, consequences, remedies, and the restoration of eutrophication, acidification, toxic pollution, and other changes to aquatic ecosystems caused by human activity.

Background necessary Two years of basic science studies and a field course in ecology (for example Field Course in Ecology 140146).
Place University of Joensuu, Faculty of Biosciences
Duration (h) Lectures (20 hours), literature (Book No.2), and excursions yield three (3) credits. Additional credits can be earned by taking one or two (1-2) book examinations (Books No.1 or No.3) each worth two (2) credits. Grading for satisfactory work is from 1 up to 5.

Literature: Lundin, L-C. (editor). 2000. Sustainable water management in the Baltic Sea Basin. The

Baltic University Programme publication. Uppsala, Sweden.

Book No. 1 The Waterscape 207 p. (2 credits).

Book No. 2 Water Use and Management 240 p. (2 credits).

Book No. 3 River Basin Management 244 p. (2 credits).

ECTS 3-7
Time February-March 2008.
Max number of participants 16 in exercises. Approximately 50% of these positions can be filled by non-degree students, with preference given to students whose specialising studies (major) are related to this course.