|Submission Date||May 15, 2017|
University of Miami
AC-5: Immersive Experience
|2.00 / 2.00||
Environmental Health and Safety
Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:
Water Resources Law and Policy: China and Vietnam
This program presents a broad spectrum of water management issues and their policy implications. The program focuses specifically on the USA, China, and Vietnam, with examples, course discussion, guest speakers, and field trips. Students begin the program in Hanoi, Vietnam, where a visit to the Halong Bay World Heritage Site is included. Then, you will cross the border into China and travel to Kunming in Yunnan Province. Afterward, the group will travel to Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and Zhongdian before returning to Kunming.
The goal of this course is to present a broad spectrum of water management issues. Topics include the hydrologic cycle, watersheds, groundwater, water and ecosystems, water and public health, drinking water, wastewater, water and development, water and agriculture, water and energy, wetlands and wetland restoration, integrated watershed management, and integrated coastal management.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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