Water and Waste Management Policies  (000025)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Prof. MUHANDIKI, Victor
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Wed.   1st
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 1/Environmental Studies Hall
Water pollution and solid waste are some of the major environmental problems facing our society today. For effective management of water and waste, it is essential to have relevant rules, laws and policies, and the institutions to administer them. This course will introduce legal, policy and institutional frameworks for managing water and waste.
1. The global water problem
2. Global initiatives to address the water problem
3. Point and non-point sources of water pollution
4. Water quality standards
5. Point and non-point source pollution control measures
6. Allocation of water and water rights
7. Dams and other flow regulation structures
8. Lakes: A typification of water resources management issues
9. Principles of lake management
10. Integrated lake basin management (ILBM)
11. Solid waste generation, collection and disposal
12. Solid waste minimization, recycling and resource recovery
13. Case study on solid waste management in Nagoya City
14. Open discussion
15. Open discussion
Grading Criteria
Reports 50%, Exam 50%. Students who attend more than 80% of the classes are eligible for the exam.
Course Textbook
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Will be introduced in class.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : English only
▪ Oral explanations : English only
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
Tel Ext. 6495 victor (at) urban.env.nagoya-u.ac.jp