The objective of this Learning Pathway (LP) is to provide information about 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. Trainees are acquainted with the basic facts about water supply. Introduction to drinking water unit operations is made and all physical, chemical, biological and mechanical processes are comprehensively described. How to perform feasibility analysis of drinking water supply is defined. The fundamentals of residual management – categories of residuals, the regulatory requirements for their management, technical details on basic treatment and disposal options are presented as well. 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 of the LP cover the presentation of training material within the following Learning Outcomes:
Introduction of drinking water treatment;
Basic facts about water supply;
Best practices / Case studies;
Water contamination risks;
Quality standards for drinking water treatment plants;
Unit operations for producing clean drinking water;
Selection of water treatment processes;
One countries’ relationship with water;
Technology-enhanced learning & innovative education and training for drinking water treatment plants.
Economics of drinking water;
Economic and financial aspects of drinking water and water treatment plants;
The LP is designed for specialists working as VET Trainers in Environmental 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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