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Environmental Aspects of Engineering

Course in Dutch

The course is divided into three parts.
1. Environmental problems and historical background.
Depletion of natural resources, fresh water depletion, pollution, human expansion, greenhouse effect, desertification, biodiversity. Concept of sustainable development.
GEO-3 (UN program)
2. Politics and environmental legislation
From the international context, comming to the European and Flemish legislation.
Vlarem, task of 'milieu coordinator' and 'veiligheids coordinator', (basic knowledge is required)
3. Technological answers and ethical aspects.
The role of the engineer in solving and avoiding environmental problems
case studies: energy, how much do we use, where does it comes from, possibilities of alternative energy sources; eco-buildings; risk assessment.