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Syllabus 2022-23 - 14012008 - Evaluation and Mitigation of Environmental Impacts (Evaluación y corrección de impactos ambientales)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería civil (14012008)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES
DEGREE: Doble grado en Ingeniería de tecnologías mineras e Ingenieria civil (15012009)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES
DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería de recursos energéticos (14213004)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES
DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería de minas (14113003)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES
ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23
COURSE: Evaluation and Mitigation of Environmental Impacts
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Evaluation and Mitigation of Environmental Impacts
CODE: 14012008 (*) ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: - SEMESTER: SC
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: LÓPEZ GARCÍA, ANA BELÉN
DEPARTMENT: U122 - INGENIERÍA QUIM.,AMBIENTAL Y DE LOS MAT.
FIELD OF STUDY: 790 - TECNOLOGIAS DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE
OFFICE NO.: D - 15 E-MAIL: ablopez@ujaen.es P: 953648643
WEBSITE: -
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3776-4528
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

BLOCK I. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING. INFLUENCE ON TERRITORIAL AND URBAN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT.

Topic 1. Concept of Environmental Impact
Concept of Environment. Concept of Environmental Impact. Causes of Environmental Impact. Classes of Impacts. Impact Indicators. Environmental Impact Diagnosis.

Topic 2. Environmental Impact Assessment. Conceptual framework.
Concept of EIA. EIA documents. Legal and institutional framework of EIA.

Topic 3. Methodology for the elaboration of an Environmental Impact Study. Description of the project alternatives and their actions. Environmental inventory. Identification of impacts. Impact assessment. Protective, corrective and compensatory measures. Environmental Monitoring Program. Synthesis document.


BLOCK II. ENVIRONMENTAL CORRECTION TECHNOLOGIES

Topic 4. Correction on the atmosphere. Atmospheric pollution. Particle separation equipment. Gaseous pollutants purification techniques.


Topic 5. Water remediation. Indicators of pollution in wastewater. Technologies for urban and industrial wastewater treatment. Sludge treatment.

BLOCK III. WASTE TREATMENT

Topic 6. Waste management and treatment. Introduction. Urban waste. Biological conversion technologies. Thermal conversion technologies. Industrial wastes. Other wastes. Waste minimization.

Topic 7. Soil decontamination. Treatment of contaminated soils. Physical-chemical techniques. Thermal depuration. Bioremediation.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures in large group (30h). Explanation of the theoretical contents of the course.

Classes in practical groups (30h)

Practical sessions in the computer classroom (16h): elaboration of work in small groups and resolution of practical cases.

Presentation of group work (8h): oral presentations of the Environmental Impact Studies prepared by the different working groups and subsequent discussion.

Technical visits (6h): visits to technical facilities related to the subject (wastewater treatment plant, urban waste classification and composting plant, industrial waste treatment plant...).

The contents of this subject connect with the following Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 3.9 Reduce deaths from chemical contamination and pollution.

SDG 4.3 Ensure equal access to higher education and 4.4 Increase skills for access to employment.

SDG 5.B Improve the use of technology and ICTs

SDG 6.3 Improve water quality. Reduce pollution and wastewater, 6.5 Implement integrated water resources management, 6.6. Protecting water-related ecosystems, 6.A. Promote management capacity building.

SDG 7.2 Scaling up renewable energy and 7.A. Increase research and investment in clean energy.

SDG 8.4 Improving efficient and environmentally friendly production and consumption.

SDG 9.4 Modernization of infrastructure, clean technology.

SDG 11.6 Reducing environmental impacts in cities.

SDG 12.2 Achieve efficient use of natural resources, 12.4 Waste and chemical management, and 12.5 Waste prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

SDG 13.3 Improving environmental education and awareness

SDG 15.1 Ensure the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

A) Attendance and active participation in class. Participation in debates. Participation in group work: attendance and participation in the different classes and activities will be controlled, valuing the attitude and interest shown by the student. Class attendance is not compulsory, although the lower or higher degree of attendance will be reflected in the grade of this section, which will be used to evaluate the acquisition of the following competences: CG2, CG6.

B) Examination of the theoretical contents of the subject.
If the minimum value of 4 is not reached in the theoretical exam, the score obtained in the evaluation corresponding to the attendance/participation and the realization of work, will not count in the final grade of the subject. If this minimum value is not exceeded, the final grade of the course will coincide with the grade of the theoretical exam. With this aspect the acquisition of the following competences will be evaluated: CC11, CG2, CG3, CG6.

C) Group work: the content, coherence and quality of the work will be evaluated. Expository clarity. Material used for the presentation. Adequacy to the established time. Correctness in the expression of bibliographical sources. Ability to synthesize. Critical and argumentative capacity. With this aspect the acquisition of the following competences will be evaluated: CC11, CG2, CG3, CG6.

The grade obtained in the work will be kept for those students who have to retake the course. It will not be kept for a second academic year.


The spelling correction in the written tests will be valued. Spelling mistakes committed may reduce the corresponding score.

The alternative evaluation system may be requested by the student only in exceptional cases under the terms established in the REGULATIONS OF THE COURSE. contemplated in the REGULATIONS OF ACADEMIC RULES AND STUDENT EVALUATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF JAÉN, approved by the Governing Council no. 33, 21/11/2013. It will consist of a written (70%) and the exposition of a practical case (realization of an environmental impact study related to an activity especially interesting for the student) previous delivery of a report of the same (30%).


In the development of the course "Good academic practices" will be required as provided for in the current Regulations of Academic Regime and Evaluation of the students of the UJA.

Regardless of the evaluation procedure chosen by the student in the development of this subject the learning outcomes R-01 to R-09 will be achieved.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Handbook of solid waste management and waste minimization technologies [electronic resource] by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff.. Edition: -. Author: Cheremisinoff, Nicholas P.. Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann  (Library)
7. VIRTUAL / CLASSROOM TEACHING SCENARIO

Lectures in large group (30h). Periodic rotation of students (50% attendance). Retransmitting by videoconference to the rest of the group.


Classes in practice groups (30h): Periodic rotation of students (50% attendance). Retransmitting by videoconference to the rest of the group.

Practical sessions (16h): elaboration of work in small groups and resolution of practical cases.
Presentation of group work (8h): oral presentations of the work elaborated by the different groups and subsequent debate.
Seminars on waste management companies (6h).
Online tutoring sessions.


In the multimodal modality the evaluation system will be the same as the one established for the face-to-face modality.

RESOURCES

All the available communication resources will be used: virtual teaching platform, videoconference, chats, etc, as well as all the technical and electronic resources available at the University of Jaén: electronic bibliographic resources, remote computer resources, etc. 

8. VIRTUAL TEACHING SCENARIO

Adaptation to virtual teaching through the use of both synchronous and asynchronous activities supported by the use of electronic resources offered by the University of Jaén.

Large group classes (30h).

Classes in practice groups (30h):

Practical sessions (16h).
Presentation of group work (8h).
Seminars on waste management companies (6h).

Online tutoring sessions.

In the non face-to-face scenario the evaluation system will be:

- Attendance and/or participation in face-to-face and/or virtual activities. Attendance control. Observation techniques: 15%.
- Theoretical concepts of the subject. Online theoretical exam: 40%.
- Completion of work, cases or exercises. Work/reports of practical cases: 45%.

DATA PROTECTION CLAUSE (on line exams)

Institution in charge of data processing: Universidad de Jaén, Campus Las Lagunillas, s/n, 23071 Jaén

Data Protection Delegate: dpo@ujaen.es

Purpose: In accordance with the Universities Law and other national and regional regulations in force, carrying out exams and assessment tests corresponding to the courses students are registered in. In order to avoid frauds while sitting the exam, the exam will be answered using a videoconference system, being able the academic staff of the University of Jaén to compare and contrast the image of the person who is answering the exam with the student's photographic files. Likewise, in order to provide the exam with evidential content for revisions or claims, in accordance with current regulation frameworks, the exam will be recorded and stored.

Legitimacy: compliance with legal obligations (Universities Law) and other national and regional regulations currently in force.

Addressees: service providers who are the owners of the platforms where the exams are carried out and with whom the University of Jaén has signed the corresponding data access contracts.

Storage periods: those established in current in force regulations. In the specific case of exam videoconference recordings, not before the examination records and transcripts are closed or the exam can still be reviewed or challenged.

Rights: you can exercise your right of access, amendment, cancellation, opposition, suppression, limitation and portability by sending a letter to the postal or electronic address indicated above. In the event that you consider that your rights have been violated, you may submit a complaint to the Andalusian Council for Transparency and Data Protection www.ctpdandalucia.es

CLASS RECORDING CLAUSE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

Person in charge: Universidad de Jaén, Paraje Las Lagunillas, s/n; Tel.953 212121; www.ujaen.es

Data protection delegate (DPO): TELEFÓNICA, S.A.U. ; Email: dpo@ujaen.es

Procedure aim: To manage proper recordings of teaching sessions with the aim of facilitating learning process under a multimodal and/or online teaching

Period for record storage: Images will be kept during legal term according to regulations in force

Legitimacy: Data will be managed according to legal regulations (Organic Law 6/2001, December 21, on Universities) and given consent provided by selecting corresponding box in legal admission documents

Data recipients (transfers or assignments): Any person allowed to get access to every teaching modality

Rights: You may exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, portability, limitation of processing, deletion or, where appropriate, opposition. To exercise these rights, you must submit a written request to the Information, Registration and Electronic Administration Service of the University of Jaen at the address above, or by e-mail to the address above. You must specify which of these rights you are requesting to be satisfied and, at the same time, you must attach a photocopy of your ID card or equivalent identification document. In case you act through a representative, legal or voluntary, you must also provide a document that proves this representation and identification. Likewise, if you consider that your right to personal data protection has been violated, you may file a complaint with the Andalusian Data Protection and Transparency Council www.ctpdandalucia.es