The objective of this Learning Pathway (LP) is to offer information about the main characteristics of drinking water unit operations and all physical, chemical, biological and mechanical processes - comprehensively described. Performance of feasibility analysis of drinking water supply is defined. Also, the fundamentals of residual management i.e. categories of residuals, the regulations, the technical details on basic treatment and disposal options are presented. Trainees are given information helping them to understand the key concepts and theories used in water economics. Special focus on demand and supply of water used for domestic purposes, formation of water price and key issues related to the economic efficiency of water market is given. The evolution of economic and financial aspects of drinking water and water treatment plants is discussed as well.
The learning goals are achieved through presentation of training material within the following Learning Outcomes (LOs):
Unit operations for producing clean drinking water;
Selection of water treatment process;
Economics of drinking water;
Economic and financial aspects of drinking water and water treatment plants.
The LP is designed for specialists working as R & D Managers with the purpose to help their training, to upgrade their knowledge and to broaden their wider competence in the subject, thus facilitating their realization on the labor market.
Use of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques;
Main aspects of DWT technologies and unit operations;
Basic processes involved in clean drinking water delivery;
Introduction to the water distribution lines;
Key elements of residual management;
Principles for selection of drinking water treatment processes;
Key concepts and theories used in water economics;
Core issues related to the economic efficiency of water market;
Evolution of economic and financial aspects of drinking water and DWTP.
Plan, direct and coordinate the research and development activities of the enterprise or organization, under the broad guidance of the directors and chief executives, and in consultation with managers of other departments or sections;
Evaluate and monitor economic risks for generation of drinking water pollution;
Perform various water management techniques;
Work in compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety principles;
Apply drinking water management systems available for the building sites and traffic systems;
Keep up-to-date technical and scientific knowledge;
Prepare and maintain required records and logs.
Expressing and interpreting concepts and ideas in both oral and written form;
Developing and applying logical thinking in solving different problems in everyday practice;
Using contemporary information and communication technologies;
Contributing to social and working life in an effective and beneficial way;
Applying creativity and innovation in planning and managing everyday work and in achieving objectives.
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