The objective of this Learning Pathway (LP) is to offer comprehensive knowledge on the main types of waterborne diseases, their causative agents, the chemical, physical and microbiological contamination of drinking water. Water sanitary risk analysis, assessment and management are discussed. The main characteristics of pure water and its qualitative indicators and standards for water disinfection are presented. Knowledge about the understanding of key concepts and theories used in water economics is offered with emphasis 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. The evolution of economic and financial aspects of drinking water and water treatment plants is outlined. Special attention is given on innovative concepts and methodologies for training engineers and technical staff working in the drinking water supply sector.
The learning goals are achieved through presentation of training material within the following Learning Outcomes:
Water contamination risks;
Quality standards for drinking water treatment plants;
Economics of drinking water;
Economic and financial aspects of drinking water and water treatment plants;
One countries’ relationship with water;
Technology-enhanced learning & innovative education and training for drinking water treatment plants.
The LP is designed for specialists working as VET Trainers in Civil Engineering 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 labour market.
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