|Module title||Water Management of the Far East countries|
|Module lecturer||prof. UAM dr hab. Leszek Sobkowiak|
|Faculty||Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences|
The course will be held on Mondays, in classroom No. 1 (Collegium Geographicum building), from 16:45 to 18:15. The first lecture is scheduled for Monday, 7th March.
Module aim (aims)
The aim of the course is:- familiarize students with the history of water management of the Far East countries (China, N Korea, S Korea, Taiwan, Japan),- indicate the role of water management in development of history, culture and civilization of these countries,- introduce the legal and institutional bases of water management in the Far East,- point out the crucial role of rational water management, especially in the periods of dynamic socio-economic development of the East Asia countries,- identify areas of conflict at the national and international scale, caused by mismanagement of water resources; on this basis discuss the causes, consequences and possible solution to these conflicts.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Basic knowledge on geography of East Asia at the middle-school level
Week 1 Lecture 1 (2 hours): Achievements of ancient water engineering in China.Week 2 Lecture 2 (2 hours): Yellow River – cradle of Chinese civilization.Week 3 Lecture 3 (2 hours): History of water management in Beijing.Week 4 Lecture 4 (2 hours): Water management in selected regions of China – part 1.Week 5 Lecture 5 (2 hours): Water management in selected regions of China – part 2.Week 6 Lecture 6 (2 hours): Water management in North and South Korea.Week 7 Lecture 7 (2 hours): Water management in Taiwan and Japan.Week 8 Final written test (1 hour).