ΤΙΤΛΟΣ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΟΣ: ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΥΓΡΩΝ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΩΝ Ι

COURSEUNITTITLE:

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

 

COURSEUNIT

CODE:

Β7ΥΠ

TYPE OF

COURSE:

 

Compulsory

LEVEL OF

COURSE:

 

First cycle, General Education

SEMESTER OF

STUDY:

2OND

 

NUMBER OF ECTS:

5

 

MODE OF DELIVERY:

Formal Lectures: (13x4x45 minutes Lectures), including classroom activities, lab exercises, problem sets, and more. These sessions will provide ample opportunity to ask questions, to clear doubts, to improve problem - solving skills, and to understand practical applications. Visualization collections: Power point presentations, videos, and images are a rich source of materials for use in the classroom. Useful websites and resources recommended by faculty.

 

CONTACT

TEACHING:

Two hours lectures, Two hours exercises - laboratory

 

CURSECONTENTS:

Foundations of Environmental Geology: Philosophy and Fundamental Concepts, Population Growth, Sustainability, Systems, Limitation of Resources, Uniformitarianism, Hazardous Earth Process, and Geology as a Basic Environmental Science, Earth Materials and Process, Soils and Environment, Geology and Ecosystems. Hazardous Earth Processes: Introduction to Natural Hazards, Rivers and Flooding, Landslides and Related Phenomena, Earthquakes and Related Phenomena, Volcanic Activity, Coastal Hazards: Coastal Erosion. Resources and Pollution: Water Resources, Water Pollution, Mineral Resources and Environment, Energy and Environment. Global Perspective and Society: Global Climate Change, Geology and Society.

 

NAMEOFLECTURER:

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Christos Petalas

 

LABORATORY EXERCISES:

  1. Students work on applied problems in Environmental Geology

 

NAMESOFLECTURERS:

Christos Petalas

 

SUPPORTING MEMBER:

none

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

  1. Περιβαλλοντική Γεωλογία, Αναπλ. Καθ. Χ. Πεταλάς, (2014), Πανεπιστημιακό Σύγγραμμα
  2. Environmental Geology: An Earth System Science Approach, 2014, by D. Merritts, A. De Wet and K. Menking, W.H. Freeman, Second Edition, ISBN-13: 13: 978-1429237437
  3. Environmental Geology, 2013, by C. Montgomery, McGraw-Hill, 10th edition, ISBN-13: 978-0073524115
  4. Environmental Geology, 2010, by E.A. Keller, Prentice Hall, 9th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0321643759.
  5. Environmental Geology - Study Guide, 1995, by B.W. Murck, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 96 edition, ISBN-13: 978-0471310334

 

PREREQUISITES:

Water Chemistry, Biology- Ecology, Mathematics I.

 

LEARNING

OUTCOMES

ANDCOMPETENCES:

 

  1. By taking this course you will achieve the following:

Environmental geology as a science

Increasing human population as the number one environmental problem

The concept of sustainability and important factors related to the environmental crisis

Understanding the soils processesresponsible for the development of soils.

Knowing the interactions of water in soil processes.

Knowing the more important engineering properties of soil.

Understand relationships between land use and soils.

Knowing the stages of recovery following natural disasters and catastrophes

Understanding the nature and extent of the flood hazard

Knowing the major adjustments to flooding and which are environmentally preferable

Knowing the potential adverse environmental effects of channelization and the benefits of channel restoration

Understanding basic slope processes and the causes of slope failure

Knowing methods of identification, prevention, warning, and correction of landslides

Understanding processes related to land subsidence

Understanding the relationship of earthquakes to faulting

Understanding the methods that could potentially predict earthquakes

Knowing the major types of volcanoes, the rocks they produce, and their plate tectonic setting

Knowing the major processes related to coastal erosion

Understanding the various engineering approaches to shoreline protection

Understanding the water cycle and basic surface water and groundwater processes

Knowing what wetlands are and understanding their environmental significance

Understanding the environmental impact of mineral development

Understanding geologic aspects of environmental health

Understanding environmental impact analysis

Learning theuse of mediation and negotiation to resolve environmental conflicts

 

  1. Skills/Competences acquired
  • Introduce you to our natural environment and the human interactions and everyday problems with our environment and global community from a geological perspective.
  • Develop greater self-awareness of your personal role regarding environmental issues.
  • Increase awareness of environmental issues and how they affect society.
  • Develop skills and insight into critical thinking and situational awareness of your surrounding environment.
  • Gain an understanding of the physical processes that operate in and on earth.
  • Understand the interactions between humans and these geological processes.
  • Understand past, present, and future environmental issues and how they affect the earth and our society.

 

 

ASSESSMENTMETHODS:

Written examination and solving of lab exercises.

 

LANGUAGE

Greek

 

Contact

  • Address:Department of Environmental Engineering, 67100, Xanthi

  • Telephone: 30 25410 79109,79117,79112

  • Email: secr@env.duth.gr