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Water and Environmental Management by Distance Learning

Loughborough University

Masters Degree , Environmental Management

Course Description

This programme is for graduates wishing to pursue a career in planning and management of the water sector. The programme will focus on water supply and sanitation but also includes water resources and environmental issues in an international context. Applicants are likely to be: - graduates (including engineers and scientists) who wish to develop their careers to work in water and environmental sanitation management or - those with a specific interest in addressing the problems of low- and middle-income countries. Aims The aim of the programme is to develop participants? potential and their understanding of the principles and practice of water and environmental management for the public good, equipping them with appropriate expertise and skills for work in low- and middle-income countries and to provide opportunities for specialisation in one topic through in-depth study during the Individual Research Project module. Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this programme students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of, or explain: - the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to public health engineering and environmental management and ways to integrate various perspectives in project planning key issues relating to pollution control, particularly for aquatic environments - key issues in relation to effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and replicability in planning public health infrastructure and services with a view to reducing their impact on the environment - key issues in relation to social and institutional aspects particularly for sustainability of water supply and environmental sanitation services that have minimum impact on the environment - major international developments and initiatives, relating to some of the above-mentioned aspects They should also be able to: - integrate and evaluate multi-disciplinary information, particularly that which relates to pollution control for the aquatic environment - describe basic water supply and environmental sanitation options suitable for low- and middle-income countries, and be able to select appropriate options subject to specific constraints - use an interdisciplinary approach to plan appropriate solutions to meet users? needs and demands for water supply and environmental sanitation including the use of appropriate techniques for technical, financial and institutional analysis.

This programme is for graduates wishing to pursue a career in planning and management of the water sector. The programme will focus on water supply and sanitation but also includes water resources and environmental issues in an international context. Applicants are likely to be: - graduates (including engineers and scientists) who wish to develop their careers to work in water and environmental...

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