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Netherlands: Water Management and Sustainability

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Course Location:
Program Dates:
Summer 2018
Travel Dates: 5/21/2018 - 6/3/2018
NR 195 - 3 Credits
Dr. Kristine Stepenuck, Contact for more information.
The program fee is $2,141, airfare, books, and tuition are additional. The fees will cover in-country transportation, entrance fees, housing, and some meals (email instructor for clarification of meal expense). For information on the 30% discount on tuition this Summer, please visit Student Financial Services. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate vaccinations, including any associated costs. At the time you are admitted, you will be required to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit.
The course is primarily for advanced undergraduates but graduate and sophomores can enroll with permission of an instructor. Please contact the instructor for further consideration.

In this course, students will explore Dutch water management and sustainability practices and technologies while touring the Netherlands via bicycle*. With more than 2/3rds of the country lying at or below sea level, and with 18 million inhabitants, managing water and living sustainably are essential for both human safety and to ensure a strong economy. Students will learn from and interact with professionals when visiting solar bike paths, green buildings, innovative flood control and critical historic water infrastructure projects, museums, and sustainable farms and greenhouses. Along the way, students will learn how the Netherlands history has shaped its water resources and sustainability management practices, and will learn to calculate a Community Water Footprint.

*Disability accommodations are available. Students must contact the instructor by April 10 to make arrangements.

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