Next summer, spend 3 weeks studying water resources in Berlin!

Undergraduate students have not had many Overseas Study Course options with a environmental science and technology focus.  In the early summer of 2015, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) will be offering a 3-credit, water resources course (SPEA-E 482) to be delivered at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU-Berlin) in conjunction with TU-Berlin faculty and personnel from the Umweltbundesamt (UBA), the German equivalent of the US EPA. 

The 3-week summer course, developed specifically for science students, will focus on inter-country comparisons of the sources of drinking water, availability of drinking water supplies, the techniques used to treat drinking water and municipal wastewater (sewage), water-related policies and regulations, sustainability efforts, and future issues and challenges.  In addition to planned lectures, the course will include Berlin-area visits to drinking water and wastewater treatment plants, an experimental water-research facility, and an industrial water treatment facility at a large brewery.

Berlin is the capital of Germany, an exciting destination, and offers a glimpse of federal government activities, a wealth of cultural opportunities, an active cultural scene, and numerous historical sites.   Since most Germans speak at least conversational English, students will have few communication difficulties.  The course lectures will be given in English. This course does NOT count as an upper-level Biology lecture or lab.

SPEA in Berlin Summer 2015 brochure

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Information can also be obtained from:

Ashley Stevens:

Professor Flynn Picardal: