A large variety of professional groups are involved in the drinking water supply system (e.g. Civil Engineers, Ms. Environmental Engineers, Chemical Engineer, Town and traffic Planner etc.). These professionals will all have to learn about the structure and maintenance of drinking water supply systems and learn to deal with important aspects of centralised, urban, decentralised and rural supply systems (e.g. aspects related to distribution and treatment). The types of treatment are dependent on the source, size and changing supply of such an extended system, and thus a system approach is required. Innovative Educational arrangements, like multidisciplinary case studies, supported by technology enhanced learning (TEL) environments, can contribute to teaching this subject matter in a more integrated fashion. TEL environments, in addition, afford learning across distances and over time. Since each water system comprises several interconnected components, which are co-dependent for water quality and quantity, and thus cannot be seen in isolation from each other, collaborative study around cases which demonstrate this interconnection is a necessity. The understanding of this interconnectedness is the basis for any management of the water system. All parties in this locally and often transnationally interconnected system ideally are to be aware of the complexities and dependencies in the drinking water supply system, so that all water-related interests can be optimally served. Technology enhanced learning (TEL) can enable new ways of learning and collaboration for professionals involved in the Drinking Water Supply system. Innovative solutions like Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer opportunities to meet the needs and challenges in increasing globalised and interconnected systems like the international water management. In this chapter an integrated approach, based on learning within interdisciplinary teams is developed. Interdisciplinary teams can learn how to develop their own innovative solutions for drinking water supply challenges, which could be applied to local situations. They can co-develop scenarios to simulate and predict the performance and operation of water supply system components. In addition, this chapter will describe an example of how to apply synchronous and asynchronous social media, and Open Educational Resources (OER), in solution engineering around case studies. Furthermore it will provide some references to online available MOOCs,among others the PURE-H2O MOOC that was developed based on the chapters of this book.
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