Course code VANN301

VANN301 Measures Against Pollution of Water Bodies

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Course responsible: Leif Ståle Haaland
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block and spring parallell.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2022-2023
Preferential right:
Environmental Sciences, Ecology and Management of Natural Resources.
Course contents:

The course is an additional module to VANN300. The focus is on the pollution ipressures of water bodies (primarily lakes), and on what can be done by measures in the catchment area (remediation) and also in the water body (restoration). The current condition is documented and the pollution problem is mapped. The cause of the pollution state of the water body must be described.

Furthermore, the course is divided into two parts: Catchment basin analysis and water source analysis. Appropriate measures to reduce pollution inputs from the catchment area are identified. If it turns out that measures in the catchment area are not sufficient, suitable methods for lake restoration shall be proposed.

The teaching in VANN301 uses colloquia as a form of work. Groups of 3-5 students work together. A specific lake that is in a moderate state (or worse) regarding pollution are considered.

Learning outcome:
Students should be able to assess pollution inputs to water bodies, and be able to propose relevant measures to improve the condition of this. Measures in the catchment basin and water source are to be carefully selected (using tools and your skills as gained from i.e. VANN200, VANN210, VANN211, VANN300, and possibly VANN311). Students should also be able to write a comprehensive report on the water quality and suitable measures, which can be used by the administration / Water Area.
Learning activities:
The course consists of 7-8 joint colloquia where the teachers are present, as well as colloquium work for the students. The students presents catchment and lake info along the way, and assess in dialogue with the teachers the specific challenges.
Teaching support:
Student and teacher work closely together. Relevant literature is published on Canvas. Other relevant support / literature sources (reports / articles) are sought by students and / or disseminated by teachers through colloquia. It is also expected that contact will be made with people in the relevant water areas.
Scientific papers and reports.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

One written report in a given topic.

Grading scale: Pass / Not pass

Nominal workload:
125 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures/colloquium: 20 hours. 
The external examiner evaluates the final report.
Examination details: Report: Passed / Not Passed