The Summer School for Water will take place 11-23 August 2019. It will be an intensive 14 days residential course focusing on sustainable water supply and wastewater management, and it is nominated as a 5 ECTS point-giving course. The course will cover aspects relating to the “water circle” such as recovery, treatment, collection and treatment of wastewater, resource recovery and discharge back into nature.
First, there will be an introduction to the subjects and a review of basic principles of water circulation in society. The course will then be branched into the following three areas:
- Ground water resource management
- Management of water distribution
- Wastewater handling - including resource recovery
The course will be taught by competent faculty from leading Danish universities as well as specialists from participating companies, who will contribute to the course in their particular area of expertise.
The Summer School attendees will also visit some of the participating companies where products and applications will be closely examinated.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 - to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all - is a fundamental part of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Without water there is no life nor development. The Summer School will aim to make water supply and wastewater management interesting and increase awareness. Furthermore, it will give a broad understanding of water circulation in society as well as an understanding of the aspects related to water and wastewater treatment.
Registration is open to both Danish and international students as well as students from study areas related to water and with a perspective on how their particular area of study fits into the overall context. Examples of relevant study areas are geoscience, environmental science, agro-ecology, engineering and bioscience.
During the first week of the course, the students will obtain knowledge about the “water circle” and the second week students will develop a water supply or wastewater project and present it to a jury. Projects will be evaluated in terms of their substance and relevance, presentation as well as group cooperation. A “Best Performance” will be awarded in each of these categories. Subsequently, students will be tested on subject matters in a multiple choice test. Project tasks are taken from real life challenges in markets, where partner companies are active, and the tests will be formulated jointly with partner companies.
The course will be run as a residential course. Participants will be accommodated at Låsby Kro which is well located geographically in relation to the companies supporting the Summer School for Water.
Company representatives from EU/EEA countries:
|Company representatives from outside EU/EEA countries:
Registration is open from 15 January to 1 April:
For more information, please visit the official Summer School for Water website:
Any further questions about the course can be e-mailed to Michael Ramlau.