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Description: This training module is about Waste Water Management.
Objectives: 1. Introduction of the concepts of Water Scarcity, Water Security and Water Management
2. Enhancing the understanding of current water needs, inefficacies & problems of Water Management, particularly in the urban environment
3. Enhancing the in-depth understanding of key bio-chemical processes and technologies involved in Waste Water Treatment
4. Presentation of current, more traditional systems and innovative technologies & management practices (sewage treatment plants, rainwater harvesting, desalination etc.) involved in the new paradigm of Waste Water Treatment
5. Facilitating insight with successful examples of Waste Water Management practices leading to reuse of treated waste water, recovery of nutrients & energy and addressing urban floods
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the module.
Topics: The module focuses on the following 10 lessons:
1. Introduction & Basic Concepts of Waste Water Management
2. Policies, Institutions & Regulatory Frameworks
3. Chemical Processes critical for Waste Water Management
4. Centralised Waste Water Treatment Technologies & Systems
5. Decentralised Waste Water Treatment Technologies & Systems
6. Recovery of nutrients from Waste Water
7. Sludge Treatment and Uses
8. Non-Conventional Water Resources Management
9. Water Security
10. Floods in Urban Systems
Resources: Response to Congress on Use of Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems: http://yosemite.epa.gov/water/owrccatalog.nsf/065ca07e299b464685256ce50075c11a/f9bc681d906170c985256b0600724cd5!OpenDocument
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Location: H2020
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Description: This lesson is an introduction to the Waste Water Management module and aims to present the most important key concepts (Sustainable Development, Waste Water Management, Water Scarcity, etc.) and the basic management tools.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one should be able to understand:
• the problem of water scarcity and its main dimensions
• the water pressures in the Mediterranean
• the need for sustainable water management and the evolution of WWM practices
• the concept mapping & structure of the entire WWM module
• the role of the new Waste Water Management paradigm as a tool for achieving Sustainable Development
Assessment: Self-evaluation test
Topics: In this lesson the following aspects of Waste Water Management are briefly described and put into context:
1. Water scarcity
2. Water pressures in the Mediterranean
3. The tools of Water Governance for achieving WWM within Sustainable Development
4. The relationship among different levels of management
5. Waste Water Treatment as a management tool
6. The need for a new paradigm for WWM
7. The evolution of the WWM paradigm
8. Efficient resource recovery within the new WWM paradigm
9. Conceptual mapping of the entire WWM module
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 12, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: This lesson aims to present the basic Policies, Institutions & Regulatory Frameworks of the UN, the EU and other regional bodies towards Sustainable Water Management in the Mediterranean.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one will:
• understand the purpose of Policies and Institutions for Sustainable Management of Water
• be acquainted with the DPSIR policy framework
• be familiarised with the main regulatory Principles and Frameworks (international & regional)
Assessment: Self-evaluation test
Topics: In this lesson, Sustainable Management of Water is defined, the purpose of Policies and Institutions and the DPSIR policy framework are presented and the following regulatory Principles and Frameworks are briefly described and put into context:
1. Principles: The Dublin Principles; The Rio Principles; The Millenium Development Goals; etc.
2. International Frameworks: UN Convention on the Law of Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses; UNECE Convention of the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes
3. Regional and other Frameworks: EU Water Framework Directive (WFD); EU Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD); EU Water Initiative; Mediterranean Component (MEDEUWI); UfM Draft Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean (SWM); etc
Resources: • http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water
• The European Environment Information and Observation Network (http://www.eionet.europa.eu)
• The Water Information System for Europe (http://water.europa.eu)
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 9, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: This lesson aims to present the basic chemical processes involved in Waste Water Treatment. Although it is targeted to a more specific/technical audience, it is helpful, for those who have a minimum background of Chemistry, to better understand the lessons to follow.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one should be able to understand:
• the basic aerobic and anaerobic carbon digestion steps
• the nitrogen removal routes
• the phosphorus compounds involved and their potential recovery and use
Assessment: Self-assessment test
Topics: The following 4 processes and their steps are described:
1. Aerobic digestion of carbon
2. Anaerobic digestion of carbon (4 degradation steps)
3. Nitrogen removal (various routes)
4. Phosphorus removal; production and use of recovery products
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 9, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: This lesson aims to examine Centralised Waste Water Treatment (CWWT) Systems and present the basic Technologies used in CWWT Plants.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one should be able to understand:
• what is a CWWT System
• the structure of a CWWT Plant
• specific features of CWWT Plants
• in which areas and how CWWT Plants can be improved
Assessment: Self-assessment test
Topics: In this lesson several aspects of CWWT Systems are presented, clustered in the following way:
1. Description of general and specific features of CWWT Systems concerning their structure and processes
2. The potential extension and improvement of CWWT Plants involving new concepts and innovative technologies
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 10, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: This lesson aims to explain the purpose and use of Decentralised Waste Water Treatment (DWWT) Systems and present relative Technologies fully developed and used and/or in experimental development towards a full scale application.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one should be able to understand:
• what is a DWWT System
• what are the differences between DWWT and CWWT
• when DWWT Systems offer suitable solutions
• the advantages of DWWT Systems
• the structure of “traditional” and more advanced DWWT Systems
• the concept of resource-oriented sanitation
Assessment: Self-assessment test
Topics: In this lesson the DWWT Systems are presented in the following way:
1. Definition of DWWT Systems and new sanitation concepts
2. Description of “traditional” DWWT Systems
3. Description of “non conventional” DWWT
4. Urine and faecal matter: chemical composition, separation and use
5. Examples of pilot projects
Resources: • Video example (Kathmandu, Nepal): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xo4hKEcFeM
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 8, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: This lesson aims to explain the importance of recovering nutrients from Waste Water Treatment processes. It focuses on the recovery of nutrients and the relevant methods, mostly from DWWT Plants.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one should be able to better understand:
• the need & opportunities for nutrient recovery from waste waters
• the significant quantities of nutrients that can be recovered from waste waters
• the process of recovery and the methods used
• the obstacles and benefits for using the recovery products in agriculture
Assessment: Self-assessment test
Topics: In this lesson the following aspects of nutrient recovery are presented:
1. Nutrient recovery from waste water
2. Struvite production from urine
3. Recovery of organic matter from faeces
4. Obstacles and opportunities for using products recovered from waste treatment in agriculture
Resources: Video example (Ostara, Canada): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNE5Tu2Einc
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 8, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: This lesson aims to present sludge production in Waste Water Treatment Plants and sludge treatment and disposal methods and technologies.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one should:
• better understand what is sludge, how it is produced and what are its main properties
• know the basic steps in sludge treatment and disposal
Assessment: Self-evaluation test
Topics: In this lesson, sludge is approached through the following steps:
1. Definition of sludge
2. Sludge production
3. Sludge thickening
4. Sludge digestion
5. Sludge conditioning & dewatering
6. Sludge transport, final treatment & disposal
7. Example of sludge management (The Netherlands)
8. Innovative technologies in various sludge treatment processes:
a. co-digestion
b. sludge reduction
c. thermal hydrolysis
d. final treatment
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 9, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: This lesson aims to present Non-Conventional Water Resources Management (NCWRM) and the related practices, technologies and methodologies.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one should be able to understand:
• what is considered as Non-Conventional Water Resources Management
• the main NCWRM practices, technologies and methodologies
• the level of present use and best practices of NCWRM through various examples
Assessment: Self-Evaluation Test (24 questions)
Topics: In this lesson, NCWRM and the relevant technologies are presented in the following way:
1. Definition of grey water and rainwater
2. Definition of NCWRM
3. Practices, technologies & methodologies and examples of present use:
a. Rainwater harvesting and reuse
b. Grey water collection, treatment and reuse
c. Treated waste water reuse
d. Desalination of marine and brackish water
e. Submarine freshwater abstraction
f. Replacement of several freshwater uses by marine or brackish water
4. Examples of best management practices
Resources: • “Rainwater Harvesting Program in the Greek Islands”, Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med)
• “Source Book of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation in Latin America and the Caribbean”, UNEP-IETC & Organization of American States, 1997, http://www.oas.org/dsd/publications/Unit/oea59e/begin.htm#Contents
• “Submarine Springs”, NYMPHEA ENVIRONNEMENT, www.nymphea.fr
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 14, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: This lesson aims to address the different aspects of water insecurity and how to manage it.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one should be able to:
• define water security and appreciate the risks related to water insecurity
• understand how to achieve water security
Assessment: Self-evaluation test (5 questions)
Topics: In this lesson on water security, the following issues are presented:
1. Definition of water security
2. Water insecurity and water risks
3. Water security objectives
4. How to achieve water security and resilience
5. The relationship between water and other aspects of security
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 10, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: This lesson aims to address the problem of floods, particularly in urban systems, within the overall framework of water security management (introduced in Lesson 9) and to present strategies and practices for the prevention and control of urban floods.
Objectives: At the end of this lesson one should:
• understand the importance of flood events and their interconnection with the overall water security issue
• learn the urban hydrological cycle
• understand the principle of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
• know the basic strategies and techniques of urban flood management
Assessment: Self-evaluation test (4 questions)
Topics: In this lesson, the subject of floods in urban systems is addressed through the following:
1. Damaging flood events in the Mediterranean region
2. The problem of floods, related to water security
3. The urban hydrological cycle
4. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
5. Strategies to address urban floods
6. Source control and retention techniques
7. The example of eco-city Augustenborg
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Simeon Gavalas, Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 12, Tests: 1
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