Module 5B – Extreme events affecting the water environment. Sustainability of aquatic ecosystems

Extreme events affecting the water environment. Sustainability of aquatic ecosystems
AIM To provide a review and assessment of the impact of extreme events (climate change, floods, earthquakes) on water quality. To introduce the appropriate methods for achieving sustainability in an aquatic ecosystem.
CONTENT • Climate change
• Earthquakes
• Floods
• Extreme events and public health implications
• Extreme events and management of water resources
• Human activities affecting aquatic ecosystems
• Measures taken to monitor and sustain an ecosystem
• Design of monitoring programs
OUTCOME On completing the module trainees will be able to participate effectively in decision-making concerning long-term water planning.