546-0421/08 – Preventive Techniques in Environmental Protection (PTOZP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOD009 Ing. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge rendered after completion of the course: Do the themes of which have been prepared outline of the subject. Students will learn about developments in the macro environment, learn about the policy instruments of environmental protection, as well as tools to promote sustainable development. Skills rendered after completion of the course: An informed discussion, knowledge of state environmental context and the economy

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Project work

Summary

The subject is introducing fundamentals and methods of environmental care management in company (as voluntary regulations). There are different access to environmental management and their relationship. Main attention is focused on sustainable development, global scenarios and their use, ecoefectivity, product policy, environmental risk and healthy risk, environmental computer science (informatics).

Compulsory literature:

Rydén, L., Migula, P., Anderson, M: Environmental Science: Understanding, Protecting and Managing the Environment in the Baltic Sea Region, Baltic University Press, 2003, 824p., ISBN 91-970017-0-8 Ecosystems and Human Well-being: General Synthesis (http://www.maweb.org/en/Synthesis.aspx) ISO norms 14000 EMAS

Recommended literature:

Web sources: www.wbcsd.org, www.unido.org, www.unepie.org, www.who.org, www.env.cz, www.cemc.cz, http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/ipp/home.htm Various scientific journals

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Other requirements

A part of each exercise is a presentation of a seminar paper that relates to the given issue. Seminar work is given in the first week of the course. Required range of 2 - 4 pages of text.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definitions – environment, environmental protection, ecology, environmental pollution and degradation. Local, regional and global environmental pollution, assimilation capacity of nature. 2. Changes in the environment according to demographic, social and technical development, resources use, renewable and non-renewable sources. Global ecosystem, ecosystem services. Biodiversity, Convention on Biological Diversity, genetic banks. 3. History of environmental protection. Basic strategies, development in timeline, main features. Economical comparison of different environmental strategies. 4. Sustainable development – definition, principles, documents. Agenda 21. Scenarios of sustainable development (WBCSD) 5. Preventive strategy –principles, tools, proactive impact, win-win strategy and its advantages 6. EIA – principle, Czech legislation, time requirements, participants in EIA process, role of state administration, local administration and public. EIA experts – qualification requirements, formation of team for EIA process, methods for assessment. 7. Environmental audits – definition, legislation. Various types of environmental audit, differences and common signs, description of audit program and plan, participants. Auditors – qualification requirements, formation of team for audit. 8. Waste minimization, cleaner production. Definition, description of CP assessment project. Implementation in companies. Benefits of CP project for environment and economics of company. IPPC – principle, Czech legislation, BAT, BREF. 9. LCA 10. Environmental labels and declarations 11. Environmental management systems – definition, basic features, specifications. 12. EMS certification – rules, possibilities, costs and benefits. Accreditation of certification bodies. EMAS and ISO 14001 - differences. Connection to other management systems (QMS, SMS, OHSAS etc.). EPI’s, ISO 14031.CSR 13. Voluntary agreements - reason, methodology, relation to the legislation, benefits. 14. Environmental economy – basic terms, economical tools for environmental protection, environmental accounting

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit  
        Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Submission of a seminar paper on a chosen topic and participation in excursions. Passing the final exam.

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2014/2015 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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