1674 Sustainable Management of Drinking and Waste Water

1674 Sustainable Management of Drinking and Waste Water

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Veronika Petkovšek, MSc

 

1. Objectives and competences

Objectives:

  • student understands the management of drinking and waste water at the local economy level and the cooperation of public and private sector
  • the student becomes acquainted with the various mechanisms of providing utilities of drinking water supply and sewage and wastewater treatment and to evaluate the role and opportunities for cooperation with non-governmental organizations
  • the student gets acquainted with current local situation in the field of drinking and waste water
  • the student recognizes a problem or challenge in the management of drinking and / or wastewater in the selected municipality
  • the student finds and prepares solutions for the identified problem, challenge and presents the solution proposal to the interested stakeholders

Competences:

  • The student is able to understand the importance of drinking and waste water management
  • The student is able to critically evaluate the role of local communities in managing drinking and waste water
  • the student is able to identify and critically evaluate the problem in the field of drinking and / or wastewater management
  • the student is able to independently find and formulate a solution proposal for a recognized problem
  • the student is able to convince interested stakeholders about their solution, which points for the ability of work or cooperation with non-governmental organizations

2. Content

  • Water resources management
  • Efficiency of water resources management
  • Analysis of drinking and waste water management in local communities
  • Studying the cooperation between the public and private sector in the management of drinking and waste water in local communities and the involvement of non-governmental organizations
  • Comparative analysis of mechanisms for providing utilities of drinking water supply and sewage and wastewater treatment in local communities
  • Analysis of management of water utility infrastructure in local communities
  • Challenges and problem assessment in the field of drinking and waste water management in local communities
  • Opportunities assessment in the field of drinking and waste water management in local communities in cooperation with non-governmental organizations
  • Analysis of options to improve the efficiency of drinking and waste water management in local communities in cooperation with non-governmental organizations
  • Analysis of options to reach the sustainability in the field of drinking and waste water management in local communities in cooperation with non-governmental organizations
  • Solution development for improving the efficiency of drinking and waste water management in local communities
  • Solution development for reaching the sustainability in the field of drinking and waste water management in local communities

3. Readings

  • Bel, G., Fageda, X. & Mur, M. (2013) Why Do Municipalities Cooperate to Provide Local Public Services? An Empirical Analysis, Local Government Studies, 39(3), pp. 435–454.
  • Blaeschke, F. & Haug, P. (2018) Does Intermunicipal Cooperation Increase Efficiency? A Conditional Metafrontier Approach for the Hessian Wastewater Sector, Local Government Studies, 44(1), pp. 151–171.
  • Boulware, B. E. W. (2013). Alternative Water Sources and Wastewater Management. McGraw-Hill: New York, London, United States. (izbrane vsebine)
  • Inštitut za javne službe. (2016). Primerjalna analiza izvajanja obveznih občinskih gospodarskih javnih služb varstva okolja – II in III. faza projektne naloge. Ljubljana: Inštitut za javne službe. (izbrane vsebine)
  • Inštitut za javne službe. (2016). Primerjalna analiza izvajanja obveznih občinskih gospodarskih javnih služb varstva okolja – I. faza projektne naloge. Ljubljana: Inštitut za javne službe. (izbrane vsebine)
  • Kochhar, K. et al. (2015). Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
Issues in Managing Water Challenges and Policy Instruments. IMF Staff Discussion Note. SND/15/11. (izbrane vsebine)
  • Schoute, M., Budding, T. & Gradus, R. (2018) Municipalities’ Choices of Service Delivery Modes: The Influence of Service, Political, Governance, and Financial Characteristics, International Public Management Journal, 21(4), pp. 502–532.
  • The United Nations World Water Development Report 4: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk (Vol. 1), Paris: UNESCO 2012. (izbrane vsebine)

4. Intended learning outcomes

The student

  • is trained to independently use the knowledge gained and to understand theory in practical cases,
  • is capable of solving problems and finding new solutions,
  • is competent to assess the foreseeable consequences of particular measures, taking into account different criteria,
  • is competent to communicate and provide certain facts and to justify decisions.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • case study
  • seminar paper

 

 

 

6. Assessment

  • written and/or oral exam (60%)
  • seminar paper (40%)