Global Environmental Management

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About this course: 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.

Created by:  Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Taught by:  Henrik Bregnhøj, Ext. As…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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About this course: 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.

Created by:  Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Taught by:  Henrik Bregnhøj, Ext. Assoc. Prof.

    Dept. Environmental Engineering
  • Taught by:  Steffen Foss Hansen, Associate Professor

    Department of Environmental Engineering
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


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.


7 videos expand


  1. Video: Course structure (Henrik Bregnhoj)
  2. Video: Sustainable Development (Henrik Bregnhoj)
  3. Video: Demographic Trends (Siri Tellier)
  4. Video: Global urbanization (Jorgen Eskemose Andersen)
  5. Video: Urban transport and public areas (Jorgen Eskemose Andersen)
  6. Video: Urban Housing (Jorgen Eskemose Andersen)
  7. Video: Environmental health (Flemming Konradsen, Produced by Univ. Copenhagen)

Graded: Week 1 Quiz - Trends
Graded: Trends assignment

WEEK 2


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.


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  1. Video: Risk assessing water quality (Ursula S. McKnight)
  2. Video: Cities and climate change (Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen)
  3. Video: The role of waste in resource efficiency (Thomas Astrup)
  4. Video: Participation in Environmental Management (Søren Lund)
  5. Video: Stakeholder and Social Sustianability Analysis (Søren Lund)
  6. Video: Case: Environmental Management in Greenland (Kåre Hendriksen)
  7. Video: Case: Water and Environmental Management in China (Lars Skov Andersen)
  8. Video: Case: Environmental management in Denmark (Poul Bjerg)

Graded: Week 2 Quiz - Environmental Management

WEEK 3


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.


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  1. Video: Issues in Integrated Urban Water Management (Lars Skov Andersen)
  2. Video: Copenhagen Storm Water Management (Lars Skov Andersen)
  3. Video: Nairobi Water Supply and IUWM (Lars Skov Andersen)
  4. Video: Environmental Management in Rural Areas (Henrik Bregnhoj)
  5. Video: Air Pollution (Kåre Press-Kristensen)
  6. Video: Phases in Solid Waste Management (Thomas Astrup)
  7. Video: Solid Waste Management Systems and Regulation (Thomas Astrup)

Graded: Week 3 Quiz - Utility management
Graded: Management assignment

WEEK 4


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.


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  1. Video: Introduction to Integrated Urban Drainage-Wastewater Systems Course (Peter Steen Mikkelsen)
  2. Video: Urban Water Technologies Interview (Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen)
  3. Video: Safe and Optimal Water Supply (Martin Rygaard)
  4. Video: Rural Environmental Technologies (Henrik Bregnhoj)
  5. Video: Solid waste technologies (Alessio Boldrin)
  6. Video: Greenland: Intro to lecturers Gunvor and Pernille
  7. Video: Greenland: Water Supply (Pernille Erland Jensen)
  8. Video: Greenland: Waste Management (Gunvor Marie Kirkelund)
  9. Video: Greenland: Wastewater Treatment (Pernille Erland Jensen)
  10. Video: Greenland: Mining (Pernille Erland Jensen)

Graded: Week 4 Quiz - Technologies for the Built Environment

WEEK 5


WEEK/MODULE 5: Other Technologies



In the last week we look at the environmental technologies that are not part of the regular urban water systems. We will in particular focus on technologies for sustainable soil management, groundwater protection methods and integrated Water resources management.


3 videos expand


  1. Video: Groundwater Protection (Philip Binning)
  2. Video: Soil Management (Stefan Trapp)
  3. Video: Regional Water Resources Management (Peter Bauer-Gottwein)

Graded: Week 5 Quiz - Rural Technologies
Graded: Technologies Assignment
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