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ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN COASTAL AREAS

CODE 90872
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 1st year of 10377 SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION(LM-26) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/02
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims at providing an overview about the environmental impact of costal infrastructures examining the regulations issued both at national and international level. Further the course deals with the technical-engineering aspects of the hydraulic infrastructures in coastal areas.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at providing an overview about the environmental impact of costal infrastructures for transport logistics, and production (e.g., seaports) examining the regulations issued both at national and international level. Further, the course deals with the technical-engineering aspects of the hydraulic infrastructures in coastal areas.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course is organized in three main subsections. The first part deals with the overview of the environmental management of the water resources in coastal infrastructures. In particular, the impact related to the oil discharge during ship operations and in case of accidents as well as to the pollution related to sewage discharges; the international and national guidelines and regulations are examined. The second part deals with the design criteria and the technical specifications of the drainage network and the hydraulic structures related to the management of wash-off discharges and accidental discharges. The third part deals with the sustainable management of water resources/discharges within the coastal infrastructures according to the “zero discharge” approach in order to reduce the impact of commercial/industrial areas on the receiving water bodies mainly focusing on the coastal areas.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lectures are organized in about 45 hours of theory in order to deal with applied problems on the main topics of the course, the applied section may include the use of open-source software as support tool.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The main contents of the course are the following:

    • The international guidelines and regulation on the emissions from ships;
    • The environmental impact related to the oil & oily water discharges;
    • The rules, technologies and equipment that have been developed to prevent oil & oily water discharges;
    • The drainage network (both sewage and runoff discharges) in port areas; the vacuum sewage systems;
    • The rainwater harvesting and water reuse systems to be implemented according to the “zero discharge” approach.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ILARIA GNECCO (President)

    ANNA PALLA (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination consists of an oral discussion of the topics that have been dealt with during the lectures.

    Students with learning disorders ("Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral exam consists of an individual interview with the aim of testing the operational skills acquired by the student during the course, with particular reference to the stragegies to control urban discharges.

    In general, students must demonstrate the ability to synthesise and illustrate the concepts, as well as the ability to critically re-elaborate and effectively use the knowledge acquired.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes