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Learn about the best environmental technologies for a sustainable development and how they are managed in various settings around the world. This course gives you an opportunity to learn about global trends that influence our environment and the living conditions and how different management systems and approaches that are used around the world to manage the environment. This includes current environmental technologies built for the environment and technologies for sustainable soil management, groundwater protection methods and integrated Water resources management....
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Urban PlanningWater Resource DevelopmentNatural ResourcesGreen Technology
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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4 hours to complete

WEEK/MODULE 1: Global Trends

In the first week we will set the stage for the next weeks. This week presents some of the global trends that influence our environment and the living conditions. We will in particular look at Sustainable development, demography, various aspects of urbanization, climate change and environmental Health. In addition to the videos produced for this course, see also the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report as this is also part of the exam....
Reading
7 videos (Total 89 min), 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Sustainable Development (Henrik Bregnhoj)11m
Demographic Trends (Siri Tellier)14m
Global urbanization (Jorgen Eskemose Andersen)16m
Urban transport and public areas (Jorgen Eskemose Andersen)13m
Urban Housing (Jorgen Eskemose Andersen)13m
Environmental health (Flemming Konradsen, Produced by Univ. Copenhagen)15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz - Trends20m
Week
2
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2 hours to complete

WEEK/MODULE 2: Environmental Management

This week we look into different management systems and approaches that are used around the world. Management styles and systems are implemented depending on various factors like culture, history and physical layout of the country. We will see it from general introductions and look at three case presentations....
Reading
8 videos (Total 72 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Cities and climate change (Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen)8m
The role of waste in resource efficiency (Thomas Astrup)8m
Participation in Environmental Management (Søren Lund)6m
Stakeholder and Social Sustianability Analysis (Søren Lund)8m
Case: Environmental Management in Greenland (Kåre Hendriksen)7m
Case: Water and Environmental Management in China (Lars Skov Andersen)16m
Case: Environmental management in Denmark (Poul Bjerg)7m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz - Environmental Management20m
Week
3
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3 hours to complete

WEEK/MODULE 3: Utility Management

This week we look in how the various utilities manage the environment. We will e.g. look at how the general water supply, waste water systems and solid waste are managed and how other pollution sources are regulated....
Reading
7 videos (Total 60 min), 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Copenhagen Storm Water Management (Lars Skov Andersen)5m
Nairobi Water Supply and IUWM (Lars Skov Andersen)4m
Environmental Management in Rural Areas (Henrik Bregnhoj)11m
Air Pollution (Kåre Press-Kristensen)13m
Phases in Solid Waste Management (Thomas Astrup)10m
Solid Waste Management Systems and Regulation (Thomas Astrup)5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz - Utility management20m
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4
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1 hour to complete

WEEK/MODULE 4: Technologies for the Built Environment

In week 4 we look at some of the current environmental technologies that are particularly effective in carrying out their purpose and in an environmental friendly way. We look at how we choose among different technologies and study storm water technologies, urban water supply and solid waste handling....
Reading
10 videos (Total 56 min), 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Urban Water Technologies Interview (Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen)7m
Safe and Optimal Water Supply (Martin Rygaard)6m
Rural Environmental Technologies (Henrik Bregnhoj)11m
Solid waste technologies (Alessio Boldrin)7m
Greenland: Intro to lecturers Gunvor and Pernillem
Greenland: Water Supply (Pernille Erland Jensen)1m
Greenland: Waste Management (Gunvor Marie Kirkelund)5m
Greenland: Wastewater Treatment (Pernille Erland Jensen)4m
Greenland: Mining (Pernille Erland Jensen)3m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz - Technologies for the Built Environment20m
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Top Reviews

By WLJan 10th 2017

I've learned a great deal from the course. Thanks for putting together these valuable insights and gathered so many experts in effectively delivering the course. Kudos to the team of DTU and Coursera.

By AAAug 27th 2018

I am learning the basics and fundamental topics which is related to my Civil Engineering Environmental courses. I am truly satisfied with the course and also my designated teacher. Thank you

Instructors

Henrik Bregnhøj

Ext. Assoc. Prof.
Dept. Environmental Engineering

Steffen Foss Hansen

Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering

About Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

DTU focuses on research in technical and natural sciences that contributes to the development of society. As an industrially orientated university, our goal is to supply high-level international research based on combining theory with constructing models and empirical methods....

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