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  • How do you address development challenges in water (what are they, and how is material provided?); Are there plans to review or add to the current curricula
  • Iwrm in university education

    1. 1. Powerpoint Templates Page 1Powerpoint TemplatesIWRM IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT UNIT, INSTITUTE FORSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & DEPT. OF GEOGRAPHYAND GEOLOGY MONA;UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
    2. 2. Powerpoint Templates Page 2WATER RESOURCES IS TAUGHT AT POST GRADUATEAND UNDER-GRADUATE LEVELS AT UWI.POST GRADUATE - AT THE ENVIRONMENTALMANAGEMENT UNIT (EMU) & LIFE SCIENCES DEPT.M.SC. IN INTEGRATED URBAN AND RURALENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (IUREM) & M.Sc. inNatural Resources Management : Marine & TerrestrialEcosystems (NRM:MaTE) Specialisation:1.LAND AND WATER2.WATER AND WASTE WATER MANAGEMENTUNDERGRADUATE : DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY ANDGEOLOGY1.WATER RESOURCES2.HYDROLOGY AND HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING3.URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
    3. 3. Powerpoint Templates Page 3COURSES TAUGHT AT THE ENVIRONMENTALMANAGEMENT UNIT (EMU- a member of GWP-C)M.SC in IUREM (Integrated Urban and Rural EnvironmentalManagement) : a stream of the UWI Graduate Programme inNatural Resource and Environmental Management (NRM)commenced in September 1998. It is taught both as part timeand full time depending upon student availability. NRMrestructured to present IUREM which has two courses under itwhich are :LAND AND WATER : ENVR 6440: 3 credits(Dr Kwami Emanuel, Dr Balfour Spence and recent DrArpita Mandal)WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS : SOLID WASTE ANDWATER AND WASTE WATER : ENVR 6400 : 3 credits.Maximum number of students in each ranges from 8-14(Dr Claudel Noel and Dr Arpita Mandal)
    4. 4. Powerpoint Templates Page 4WATER RESOURCES COURSES TAUGHT AT THEDEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGYFOR UNDERGRADUATES IN GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY1.HYDROGEOLOGY (GEOL3010) : started in 2009 as a 4credit course for Level III Geology major and Geographyminor students. No of Students : 30-35No of Credits : 4.Was taught as Hydrogeology and Engineering Geologyprior to 2009.New curriculum reform in 2012.Breakdown of the HYDROGEOLOGY course (GEOL3010) toa)WATER RESOURCES (GGEO2233. Level II) andb)HYDROLOGY AND HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING(GGEO3331, Level III)Offered both to Geography and Geology major and minorstudents.
    5. 5. Powerpoint Templates Page 51. WATER RESOURCES : GGEO2233; LEVEL II : 3CREDITS(For students majoring in Geology and or Geography )Maximum Number of Students : 40.Course started in 2012 academic year. Offered in the firstsemester.Lecturer : Dr Arpita Mandal2. HYDROLOGY AND HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING(GGEO3331)Offered in Level III (second semester from 2013-2014academic year) for both Geography and Geology majorsand minors . 3 credits.Lecturer : Dr Arpita Mandal
    6. 6. Powerpoint Templates Page 6WATER GOVERNANCE IS ALSO TAUGHT AS A SUB-SECTION FOR THE COURSEURBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (GGEO3302)(For students majoring in Geography )Number of Students : 35-40.LEVEL : IIILecturer :Dr KEVON RHINEYDept of Geography and Geology.
    7. 7. Powerpoint Templates Page 7M.SC in IUREM (Integrated Urban and RuralEnvironmental Management) LAND AND WATERCOURSE CONTENT :The course is delivered in three modules:Module 1 Water resource systems; Water andSocietyModule 2 Integrated Water and Land resourcemanagementModule 3 Food Security issues in SIDSIWRM concepts and GWP-TOOLBOX introduced tostudents in the current academic year following training byDr Mandal in Stockholm on toolbox.Method of Delivery:1.PowerPoint presentations for lectures.2.Group discussions, take home assignments ,presentations of incourse projects.3.Thesis project.
    8. 8. Powerpoint Templates Page 8M.SC in IUREM (Integrated Urban and RuralEnvironmental Management) WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: Water andWastewater.COURSE CONTENT :The course is delivered in three modules:Module 1 Sustainable solid waste managementModule 2 Policies and social issues in the urbansolid waste management systemModule 3 Pollution and wastewater treatmentMethod of Delivery:1.PowerPoint presentations for lectures.2.Group discussions, take home assignments ,presentations of incourse projects.3.Thesis project.
    9. 9. Powerpoint Templates Page 9M.Sc. in Natural Resources Management : Marine &Terrestrial Ecosystems (NRM:MaTE) Specialisation:Sustainable Use and Management of NaturalResources – BIOL6413Relevant areas of course content1. Explain the underlying concepts of sustainable use of natural resources;2. Describe the properties of Neotropical soils and how these properties affectsustainable land-use, water conservation and land capability;3. Explain the characteristics of Neotropical agro-ecological and agro-forestrysystems and discuss the properties of sustainable models for such systemsMethod of Delivery:1. PowerPoint presentations for lectures.2. Group discussions,3. Analysis of Journal articles, written and verbal presentations, take homeassignments .4. Field Trips.This is a 3 credit course taught by Dr David Smith and Dr Karl Aiken. Enrolmentin this degree programme averages from 5-8.
    10. 10. Powerpoint Templates Page 10TEACHING MATERIALTeaching materials are available to students throughOURVLEReference to Journal ArticlesIWRM –GWP websiteGWP-C web site for case studies on the CaribbeanGWP TOOLBOX : for information on global scalewater resource projects , reports, papers.
    11. 11. Powerpoint Templates Page 11B.Sc in Geography and/or Geology HYDROGEOLOGY : Level III (from 2009-2012, onlyhydrogeology course for Level III Geology majorstudents).COURSE CONTENT :Concepts of hydrological cycle, water budget calculations,surface and groundwater flow. Flow in aquifers, wells,aquifer parameters, pump and slug tests.Hydrological hazards, geophysical tools used in groundwaterexploration.Climate change and challenges in the water sector: Jamaicaand the Caribbean. IWRM , concepts and principles.METHODS OF TEACHINGLecturesPracticalsField TripsGroup discussionsProjects
    12. 12. Powerpoint Templates Page 12B.Sc in Geography and/or Geology WATER RESOURCES :level II (New course startedin 2012 following curriculum change ).COURSE CONTENT :Hydrological Cycle, Precipitation-types, Surface andGroundwater Hydrology, concepts of flow in Aquifers andWells,IWRM, concepts and principles, IWRM in Jamaica, theCaribbean.Water resources of the Caribbean, with special emphasis onJamaica.Climate change and challenges in the water sector: Jamaicaand the CaribbeanMETHODS OF TEACHINGLecturesPracticalsField TripsGroup discussionsAssignments on case studies on water resources ofJamaica.
    13. 13. Powerpoint Templates Page 13HYDROLOGY AND HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING –GGEO3331To be started in 2013-2014 academic yearLevel – IIICOURSE CONTENTStatistical methods for calculating return periods for rainfall and flood data.Hydrograph separation using computational methods and calculation of baseflow,inter and overland flow.Types of flooding and flood hazards in Jamaica. Climate change and hydrologicalhazards.Hydrologic Simulation models, steps in watershed modelling, description ofmodels, principles, mainly HEC HMS models.Floodplain hydraulics – principles and concepts of HEC RAS (1D) modelincludingcase studies.Groundwater flow calculations and flow variation under different climatic and non-climatic conditions.Geophysical and geological investigations for groundwater sources.Groundwater contamination and transport model.Water resources of the Caribbean, with special emphasis on Jamaica.Climate change and challenges in the water sector: Jamaica and the Caribbean.
    14. 14. Powerpoint Templates Page 14WATER GOVERNANCE IS ALSO TAUGHT AS A SUB-SECTION FOR THE COURSEURBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (GGEO3302)The lecture is informed by case studies from the LAC,Africa and Asia and examines the challenges involved inproviding water and sanitation services to growing urbanpopulations. The course also looks at a range of urbanwater governance issues (e.g. access, availability andquality) affecting marginalized and vulnerable groups inthe global South.
    15. 15. Powerpoint Templates Page 15Challenges• Watershed management/governance• Distribution of potable water• Water supply during dry season• Climate Variability & ClimateChange
    16. 16. Powerpoint Templates Page 16Materials Provided• PowerPoint• Case Studies• Field work and reports• Journal articles– http://www.forestry.gov.jm/PDF_files/Docs/Utilizing_GIS_to_determine_optimum_forest_cover.pdf• Internet resources– e.g. WRA, NWC, NEPA, PIOJ– International sources also

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