ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN COASTAL AREAS

ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN COASTAL AREAS

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Code
90872
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 10377 SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION (LM-26) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/02
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

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

Ricevimento: The office hours for students are scheduled according to the specific student requirement.

Ricevimento: The office hours for students are scheduled according to the specific student requirement.

Exam Board

ILARIA GNECCO (President)

ANNA PALLA (President)

PAOLO LA BARBERA

LESSONS

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.

EXAMS

Exam description

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