Course code VANN300

VANN300 Water Pollution I

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Course responsible: Gunnhild Riise
Teachers: Leif Ståle Haaland, Nils-Otto Kitterød, Thomas Rohrlack
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Environmental Sciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5, maximum 20 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2003H
Preferential right:
Environment and Natural Resources, Management of Natural Resources and Ecology.
Course contents:
Will expand on compulsory topics from lower levels, but new topics will also be dealt with. Central topics are: Recipient capacity, critical loads, humic substances, acidification, eutrophication, cyano bacteria, climate change, agricultural pollution, erosion - and nutrient transport, pesticides and other environmetal pollutants, different models, water balance and catchment processes.
Learning outcome:
Good insight into the most central water pollution problems and factors such as diffuse pollution, eutrophication, acidification and hazardous substances and a bit about countermeasures against these. Understand important models in the mentioned fields and have knowledge of the natural variation in water quality with emphasis on the hydrological reasons and the uncertainties in the measured and estimated effects of pollution sources that is caused by this and also knowledge of measures that may be taken.
Learning activities:
Lectures, excursion, student lectures, simple exercises.
Teaching support:
Individual guidance and discussion as needed. Use of e-mail and Fronter.
Reports, articles, textbooks and lecture notes.
VANN200, VANN210, VANN220.
Recommended prerequisites:
JORD201, JORD250
Mandatory activity:
One to two excursions, student lectures, exercises.
Semester assignment with presentation: 40%. Oral exam: 60%. Both parts of the exam must be passed.
Nominal workload:
450 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 58 hours. Exercises: 6 hours. Seminars: student presentation of semester assignment and student lecture: 0.5 hour per student. Excursion: 1 full day.
An external examiner is used for evaluating the course arrangements and assessing the oral exam.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått