*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Water for the World: The New Oil?

For sustaining life, water is the Earth’s most precious resource. One of the major challenges we face today is: how to provide safe drinking water to 1 billion people and adequate sanitation to 2.6 billion people who currently lack these basic services? The course will cover the fundamentals of water cycles, water quality, water borne diseases, and the basic principles of water and wastewater treatment in the light of the availability and uses of water on a global basis. The focus will be on how to select appropriate and sustainable technologies for water and sanitation in developing countries, and the need to avoid pollution resulting from development activities. There are already trends in the competition for limited water resources that suggest that this will become an increasingly political issue. Note: This course does not meet on Friday, November 23.

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Allen came to UVA in 1970 and was promoted through the ranks in the Department of Chemistry. He was also a professor in the Departments of Environmental Science and Public Health Science. He was awarded fellowships for research in Norway by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Norwegian Marshall Fund, and received the Erikson Award from the FBI for service to the forensic science community.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B501 Ralph Allen Nov 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14 Fr 10:00-11:30 a.m. Country Inn and Suites A

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