lbres2218  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
22.5 h + 15.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Bielders Charles (coordinator); SOMEBODY; Vanclooster Marnik;
Main themes
1 ECTS: Seminars given by professionals from the soil and water sector. Both experts from the public and private sector present seminars.
1 ECTS: Seminars given by students on a subject related to soil and water management, encompassing the environmental, economic , social and legal aspects of soil and/or water management. Suggested topics : European legislation on integrated water management. Integrated water management in Europe and in developing countries. Soil remerdiation. Framework directives on water and soil protection . Managing multi-purpose dams. Water and public health in the tropics. Etc ...

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 a. Contribution de l'activité au référentiel AA (AA du programme)
    M1.4 ; M2.2 ; M2.4 ; M2.5 ; M5.1 ; M5.3 ; M6.1 ; M6.2 ; M6.3 ; M6.4 ; M6.5 ; M6.6 ; M6.7 ; M6.8 ; M8.3 ; M8.6
b. Formulation spécifique pour cette activité des AA du programme
    After the seminars (2 ECTS) , the student :
    -       will have been confronted with the complexity of  soil and water resources management and engineering,  through seminars given by professionals of the sector;
    -       will have raised awareness of the environmental, legal, economic and sociological aspects of soil and water resources management programs, both in temperate and tropical regions
    -       will have raised awareness of the functioning of enterprises and organizations working in the soil and water sector ;
    -       is able to perform a SWOT analysis in relation to a project;
    -       will have increased his skills in communicating project results;  and  
    -       will have strengthened his capability for doing teamwork.
During the first 8 weeks, external professionals present seminars during 2 hours. Then, students present topical seminars. Topical seminars are presented in groups of 2 to 4 persons.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Presentations by professionals: A specific soil and/or water engineering or management problem is presented by the professional expert.
Presentations by students in student group: A specific soil and/or water engineering or management problem is presented, based on a literature review.
Due to lecture room capacity limitations related to the COVID crisis, some part of the course can be organised at distance.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

- Professional seminar. SWOT sheet: For each expert seminar, the student makes a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats)of a solution presented by the expert.
- Student Seminar. Multi-criteria evaluation. Scientific, technical and formal quality of the  presentation, quality of responses.  Evaluation by teachers and fellow students
Other information
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
  • A course vademecum, describing the details of the programme, is available on Moodle.
  • For the seminar, a copy of the slides is available on Moodle.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Environmental Bioengineering

Master [120] in Agriculture and Bio-industries