Watershed management for environmental protection and Coastal management for sustainable tourism are the two new courses presented by EAFIT University’s Department of Earth Sciences, as part of the STOREM project.
The new courses have already been approved for the Master’s Program in Earth Sciences, as well as for undergraduate students in Geology, and other related departments such as Biology, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, and International Business. The subjects will be offered in the second semester of 2021 and will also be available to stakeholders from the public sector, such as environmental authorities, and the private sector, such as the hotel industry.
Watershed Management for Environmental Protection
The Watershed Management for Environmental Protection course will be taught by Professor Emeritus Juan Darío Restrepo Ángel. The course will focus on various aspects of river basins, such as the large basins of the Caribbean Region, the connectivity of fresh and marine waters, how to design sustainable development projects in order to inform decision makers, and capacity building for basic and applied research. The main questions of the course are: what are the main factors in a basin that control its flow of water and sediment? What are the scientific tools available to characterize these flows?
Coastal Management for Sustainable Tourism
The Coastal Management for Sustainable Tourism course will be taught by Professor Juan Felipe Paniagua Arroyave and Dr. Marko Tosic. The course will focus on beach geomorphology and water quality, including physical aspects of beaches, coastal currents, water and sand monitoring, and mitigation strategies to manage sand quantity and water quality. The main questions of the course are: how can the amount of sand be maintained on a beach? How can you control the quality of the water on a beach?
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