Members of the Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (DWTEE) take part in organizing international study programmes and work in many national and international expert associations. We will be glad to collaborate on research projects within one of the research fields studied at the Department.
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DWTEE cooperates in two Erasmus Mundus international study programmes. For further information, contact Prof. Pavel Jeníček or Dr. Jan Bartáček.
The International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) programme is an International Erasmus Mundus programme. It trains people to apply and develop environmental technologies, offering a wide range of optional study fields in an international environment. IMETE is offered by a consortium consisting of three leading Higher Education Institutes: Ghent University (UGhent, Ghent, Belgium), UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE,Delft, Netherlands), and University of Chemical Technology, Prague (UCT Prague, Czech Republic). Student mobility within Europe is an integral part of the programme, which contains 120 ECTS (2 years). During the programme, students study in Delft (Netherlands), Prague (Czech Republic) and Ghent (Belgium). Master thesis research is carried out in one of these locations or at one of the many associated partner institutions all over the world. Between the first and the second years, summer school is held. More information here.
The Environmental Technology for Contaminated Solids, Soils and Sediments (ETeCoS3) programme provides education and research at the PhD level, training its doctoral candidates to think globally and co-work in multidisciplinary research teams. It is delivered by three universities: University of Cassino (Italy), UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Netherlands), and Université Paris-Est (France). The programme is centered around three key topics in environmental pollution: Heavy metals, recalcitrant organic pollutants, and contaminated solids. The programme focuses on fundamental and applied aspects to treat and remove these pollutants as well as on the development of recovery and reuse technologies with market potential. There will be a close connection to practical problems, as e.g. hot spots in the Balkans, brown fields in the Czech Republic, and sediments and soils polluted by mining activities in Minais Gerais (Brazil). UCT Prague (represented by the Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering) is an associated partner of the consortium.
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The Czech Water Association (CzWA) was formed in 2009 from the previous Association of Wastewater Treatment Experts (ACE CR). The CzWA is an independent non-governmental and non-profit organization promoting the sustainable and improved management of the total water cycle. The CzWA is a national member for the Czech Republic in the European Water Association and in the International Water Association.
The International Water Association (IWA) is a global reference point for water professionals, spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. Through its network of members and experts in research, practice, regulation, industry, consulting and manufacturing, IWA is in a better position than any other organisation to help water professionals create innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to challenging global needs. Members of DWTEE are active in the following specialist groups of the association: Anaerobic Digestion; Design, Operation and Costs of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants; Microbial Ecology; and Water Engineering (formerly Activated Sludge Population Dynamics).
The European Water Association (EWA) today represent most European countries. The main goal of the association is to create a forum for the mutual information exchange in all aspects of water pollution control in general and of wastewater collection, treatment and disposal in particular. EWA provides professional service to the European Commission in matters dealing with water pollution control and consultancy of water legislation. The Czech Republic became a member of EWA in May 1997. The activities of EWA in the Czech Republic are organized and co-ordinated by the Czech Water Association (CzWA). Professor Jiri Wanner from DWTEE was EWA President between 2005-2007.
The World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. WTO is also one of the few organizations to focus on toilets instead of water, which receives more attention and resources under the common subject of sanitation. Founded in 2001 with 15 members, it now has 235 member organizations in 58 countries working towards eliminating the toilet taboo and delivering sustainable sanitation. Professor Jiri Wanner is a member of the WTO.