Integrated Water Management

Program Presentation

Water is a scarce resource, essential for life and the preservation of ecosystems. However, human activities alter its nature by preventing its return to natural river channels. That is why a treatment program that returns water as much as possible to their original state is essential.

In this context, the Integrated Water Management Program not only addresses the treatment of end of the line solutions as mentioned, but also the rational use of water from two preventive perspective: first, the moderation of consumption, and second, by reducing pollution. In both cases a set of best practices and measures based on recycling to reduce the consumption of water are provided, at both a domestic and industrial level, and always from the perspective of sustainable development.

Who is the programme for?

The Integrated Water Management Program is especially designed to satisfy two different types of groups:

  • People without a university degree who may want a quality education in this field for personal gain or experience.
  • University graduates who, in addition to their basic training, want practical expertise in the water management field to broaden their career opportunities.

Diploma

Upon successful program completion, a student will receive a Diploma issued by the University where they enrolled with the patronage of the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER).

Program Structure

The estimated duration for completion of the Oceanography and Marine Resources program is 300 hours (30 credits)1.

Regarding the distribution of time it states that:

  • Since it is a distance Program and not subject to classes, a specific start date is not set, so the student can enroll at any time, provided there are spaces available.
  • For academic or educational purposes, the program has a three month minimum duration.
  • The maximum time available for the Program is six months. In this time period, the student must have completed all assessments relating to the courses.
  • The credit structure for the Integrated Water Management is found in the following table:
  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
Subjects 30 6 300

a. The equivalent value of credits can differ according to the issuing university
b. Length in months

1. The equivalent value of credits can differ according to the issuing university

Objectives

General objectives:

  • To develop good analytical skills to solve specific problems related to water management, taking into consideration different alternatives.

Specific objectives:

  • To gain the knowledge that every professional needs to manage municipal or industrial sewage.
  • To learn to identify the degree and type of contamination of wastewater and evaluate different treatment options to achieve a reduction of discharges in order to meet current legislation.
  • To become familiar with the values and parameters that are used in wastewater treatment.
  • To learn the principles of primary treatment and biological treatment, possible causes of inhibition of the process and systems involved.
  • To lay the foundations to gauge a water treatment plant for a large sized population, or a pond system for a small community.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities in the Integrated Water Management Program are:

  • Occupation in municipalities as a technical advisor on integrated water management.
  • Operator in large municipal sewage treatment plants.
  • Responsible for maintenance of small treatment plants in different companies.
  • Development of water testing laboratories
  • Teaching.

Study Plan

The Integrated Water Management Program consists of eight subjects, including practical case studies on different types of wastewater treatment.

The objectives are to introduce, first, the theoretical, conceptual and historical foundations involved in water management and, second, organizational, social and technological implementation.

The goal is for students to gain an overview of water management through multidisciplinary related topics.

The courses and times for the Integrated Water Management program are shown in the following table:

  TOTAL SUBJECTS HOURS
  TOTAL 300
1 Introduction 30
2 The water cycle 50
3 Water management 50
4 Water analysis and characterization 50
5 Water Treatment and Facilities 120
6 Environmental education -
7 Legislation -
8 Water purification case studies -

These subjects, are independent, yet are structured according to a coherent teaching sequence that facilitates their understanding of increasing complexity. Each subject is divided into basic thematic units or chapters, the contents of which include printed material to be studied in order to satisfactorily answer the assessment tests.

Management

  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Director of the Environmental Area in the International Ibero-american University (UNINI)

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Ángel M. Álvarez Larena. Dr. in Geology. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Prof. of the University of Buenos Aires.
  • Dr. Óscar Arizpe Covarrubias. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Dr. Isaac Azuz Adeath. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Dr. David Barrera Gómez. Doctor from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Dr. Brenda Bravo Díaz. Prof. of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
  • Dr. Rubén Calderón Iglesias. Prof. of the European University Miguel de Cervantes
  • Dr. Leonor Calvo Galván. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dr. Olga Capó Iturrieta. Dr. Industrial Engineering. Prof. of the Research Institute in Agropecuarias, Chile
  • Dr. Alina Celi Frugoni. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. José Cortizo Álvarez. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dr. Antoni Creus Solé. Dr. in Industrial Engineering
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Cubría García. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dr. Raquel Domínguez Fernández. Prof. of the University of León
  • Dr. Luís A. Dzul López. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Xavier Elías Castells. Director of the By-product Exchange of Catalonia
  • Dr. Milena E. Gómez Yepes. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the University of the Quindio, Colombia
  • Dr. Ramón Guardino Ferré. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Emilio Hernández Chiva. Dr. in Industrial Engineering. Spanish National Research Council, CSIC
  • Dr. Cristina Hidalgo González. Prof. of the University of León
  • Dr. Francisco Hidalgo Trujillo. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Víctor Jiménez Arguelles. Prof. of the Autonomous Metropolitan University. Mexico
  • Dr. Miguel Ángel López Flores. Prof. of the National Polytechnic Institute (CIIEMAD-IPN)
  • Dr. Izel Márez López. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Carlos A. Martín. Prof. of the National University of the Littoral, Argentina
  • Dr. Isabel Joaquina Niembro García. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the Monterrey Institute of Technology
  • Dr. César Ordóñez Pascua. Prof. of the University of León
  • Dr. José María Redondo Vega. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dr. Gladys Rincón Polo. Prof. of the Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela
  • Dr. José U. Rodríguez Barboza. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Ramón San Martín Páramo. . Dr. in Industrial Engineering. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Raúl Sardinha. Prof. of the Piaget Institute, Portugal
  • Dr. Héctor Solano Lamphar. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Martha Velasco Becerra. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Alberto Vera. Prof. of the National University of Lanús, Argentina
  • Dr. Margarita González Benítez. Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.
  • Dr. Lázaro Cremades Oliver.Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Dr. (c) Pablo Eisendecher Bertín. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Ann Rodríguez. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Kilian Tutusaus Pifarré. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Karina Vilela. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Erik Simoes. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Ms. Omar Gallardo Gallardo. Prof. of the University of Santiago in Chile
  • Ms. Susana Guzmán Rodríguez. Prof. of the Central University of Ecuador
  • Ms. Icela Márquez Rojas. Prof. of the Technological University of Panama

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER) periodically delivers an economic baseline with extraordinary character for scholarships in FUNIBER Training.

To apply for it, you only need to send your application for a scholarship on the website’s main page with the required data, and the evaluation committee will examine the suitability of your candidature to be granted economic aid, in the form of a scholarship in FUNIBER Training.