What, when, and where?Converting to 5 ECTS, the overall course content is a mix of guiding theory and semi-practical tasks. It is designed to upgrade your water management skills and to provide you with substantial knowledge of water resource management, water distribution and wastewater handling including resource recovery.
The course will run from 15 - 27 August, 2021.
The venue is Aarhus University, located in the vibrant settings of Aarhus city which offers great opportunities to socialise and network with fellow participants.
The ideas behind: No more "business as usual"
Water is a scarce resource in many places, also in highly developed countries. According to WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development), over 60% of European cities with more than 100,000 people do not have sustainable ground water management. This will lead to a substantial water crisis somewhere in the near future. Cities like Jakarta and Mexico City are sinking every year due to over-exploitation of ground water resources, and more cities will follow.
By combining UN SDG #6: “Clean water and sanitation for all” and #4: “Quality Education”, we aim at a more sustainable water infrastructure; both in terms of the water circle through society, but also in terms of the energy circle and how to efficiently use our available resources. Cleaned water should be put back into the ground by establishing constructed wetlands, and energy should come from the wastewater treatment plant. The International Energy Agency has calculated that 30–50% of a municipality’s energy bill comes from water- and wastewater handling. With today's technology, it is possible to turn the treatment plant into a net energy provider, also supplying the water distribution - and as a side effect, the municipality can save up to 40% on the energy bill.
Get inspired by the three articles below, giving insights to the main topics of the course:
Where do I sign up?
Follow the link to the Aarhus University / WATEC page, and find application forms, requirements lists and all the practical information you'll need. See you in Aarhus!LEARN MORE ON AU.DK
Learn more about water
Inadequate water distribution management leaves us with high water losses, also referred to as non-revenue water. Learn more about efficient management here.READ ARTICLE