Environmental Impacts

Year
4
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
02006392
Subject Area
Environmental Management
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
4.5
Type
Compulsory
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Mathematical Analysis I, II e III, Numerical Methods, Statistical Methods, Systems Engineering, General Chemistry,  Hydrology and Water Resources, General Hydraulics I and II, Sanitation and Urban and Regional Planning.

Teaching Methods

Lectures on theoretical aspects detailed exposition of the concepts, principles and theories, using visual aids, and resolution of practical problems that help to understand the theoretical presentation.

Theoretical-practical classes in which students, under the guidance of teachers, solve some practical problems.

Tutorial classes for case studies.

Learning Outcomes

To provide students with knowledge of fundamental principles and methodologies of environmental engineering to be considered in the context of future Civil Engineers.

To provide students with an understanding of the phenomena of water, air and noise pollution, the thematic importance of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), their historical evolution and development of the EIA processes and SEA.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

1. Introduction.

2. Air pollution. Analysis and Modelling.

3. Water pollution. Analysis and Modelling.

4. Noise pollution. Analysis and Modelling.

5. Trends of EIA and SEA in the EU and in the world.

6. Institutional Framework and Legal Framework.

7. Methodologies for forecasting, assessing and mitigating impacts. Environmental indicators and indices.

Assessment Methods

Continuous
Exam: 50.0%
Resolution of tests: 50.0%

Bibliography

·Kiely, G., 1999. Ingeniería Ambiental, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 84-481-2039-6.

·Peavy, H.S., Rowe, D.R. e Tchobanoglous, G., 1985. Environmental Engineering, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-049134-8.

·Canter, L.W., 1996. Environmental Impact Assessment, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-114103-0.

·Partidário, M.R. e Jesus, J., 2003. Fundamentos de Avaliação de Impacte Ambiental, Universidade Aberta, ISBN 972-674-405-9.

·Partidário, M.R., 2003, Guia para Avaliação Estratégica de Impactes em Ordenamento do Território, MCOTA DGOTDU, UNL, 972-8569-34-3.

·Partidário, M.R., 2007, Guia de Boas Práticas para Avaliação Ambiental Estratégica – Orientações Metodológicas, Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente, ISBN 978-972-8577-34-6.