Waste Management. Clearwater Technologies
|Study location||Latvia, Riga|
|Type||Short-duration course, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 weeks; 24 July–4 August 2023 (6 ECTS)|
|Awards||(Certificate on Completion)|
|Tuition fee||€700 one-time|
Participants must be enrolled in a degree related to natural science, engineering, environmental science, biology, etc.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Americas, Australasia, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Europe, Indonesia, Northern America, Oceania, South America, Vietnam, Western Asia.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Water is an essential element whose existence ensures the continuance of all living things on planet Earth. By the way – Earth is the only planet in our solar system that has liquid water on the surface. Water is the reason why we exist; water is the occasion why everything we see around us exists. Despite the fact that water occupies 71% of the total area of the globe modern days we are running out of clean water. Even in our 21st century we still have many places on our planet where people are struggling for survival due to the fact that don’t have enough drinkable water for everyday life. Now it is sure that water quality will be the main challenge for the next generations from now on. It is important to emphasize that water quality aggravation is closely related to other possible complications that can cause environmental, social, and economic problems.
It must be acknowledged that people are to blame for global water pollution. Of course, this problem is long overdue and the deterioration of water quality has been observed since the Middle Ages, but back then it was more of a local problem. From the 18th century, when industrialization began its triumphant march, water pollution in the world increased. Environmental experts point out that after the Second World War, there has been significant growth of pollution in the world’s water resources, which, among other things, has become more diverse. Rapidly developing industry and overcrowding in many regions are creating new forms of water pollution. Industry experts point out that there are currently five major water pollutants released in the world: microbial, organic material, inorganic material, macroscopic, thermal. Important to note, the main sources of water pollution in the world have also been identified: sewage (wastewater), agricultural pollution, oil pollution, radioactive substances, thermal pollution, river, and marine dumping.
The summer school will focus on a wide range of water pollution types and during theoretical and practical classes participants together with lecturers from RTU Water Systems and Biotechnology Institute will try to search for possible solutions that might help our civilization to improve and protect water quality.
The programme includes workshops and lectures in:
-Recycling of Industrial waste
-Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Conformity
-The Chemistry of Water Pollution
-Principles of Cleaner Production
-Biotechnology and Climate Change
-Water Treatment Technology