Bernhard Wehrli: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2021
|Herr Prof. em. Dr. Bernhard Wehrli
|Agroecology and the Transition to Sustainable Food Systems
|M. Sonnevelt, M. Grant, S. E. Ulbrich, B. Wehrli
|The aim of this lecture series is to offer students and the interested public a deeper insight into the fundamentals of agroecology and its potential role in transforming food systems. For more information on the public lecture part of this course, please visit: https://worldfoodsystem.ethz.ch/outreach-and-events/past-events/agroecology-lectures-2021.html
|Students know the elements of agroecology and are able to critically reflect on the important properties as well as benefits and trade-offs of agroecological systems and approaches.
Students are able to understand and explain how the 10 elements could be implemented as guiding principles for policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders across the food system in planning, managing and evaluating agroecological transitions.
This course enables students and an interested public to engage in a lively and critical debate and to learn about scientific contributions to agroecology. Based on the knowledge gained, students are able to form a personal opinion on the role of agroecology and to reflect on the different facets and real-world applications supporting a transition towards sustainable food systems.
|Organization of the lecture:
The lecture series will take place in the fall semester of ETH Zurich, starting in the week of September 20, 2021 and lasting until December 17, 2021. During this period, the lecture will take place once a week, on Tuesdays from 18:00-20:00 (CEST/CET).
Each lecture will be organized in an online format and will be set up in two parts consisting of a public and a student lecture:
At the end of the lecture series, the course will be evaluated with the students.
Public lecture part (virtually via Zoom webinar):
The public lecture (18:00-19:00 CEST/CET) will take place virtually via this Zoom webinar: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/64352765873.
While most public lectures will take one hour, the last public lecture on “Agroecology, The Way Forward”, on Tuesday, 7th December 2021, will last 90 minutes.
Student’s lecture part (exchange with course instructors online via zoom):
The student’s lecture (19:15-20:00h CEST/CET) will take place online via a normal Zoom call: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/61315399346.
For further details, please refer to the Moodle-page of this course: https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=15210
|On the Moodle-page you can find some pre-readings for the course.
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes
|The course is designed as a public lecture on “Agroecology in the transition to sustainable food systems” to allow for different perspectives to be represented, heard and discussed.
|Cooperation and Conflict Over International Water Resources
Number of participants limited to 40.
Priority for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.
This is a research seminar at the Master level. PhD students are also welcome.
|B. Wehrli, T. Bernauer, E. Calamita, T. U. Siegfried
|This seminar focuses on the technical, economic, and political challenges of dealing with water allocation and pollution problems in large international river systems. It examines ways and means through which such challenges are addressed, and when and why international efforts in this respect succeed or fail.
|Ability to (1) understand the causes and consequences of water scarcity and water pollution problems in large international river systems; (2) understand ways and means of addressing such water challenges; and (3) analyse when and why international efforts in this respect succeed or fail.
|Based on lectures and discussion of scientific papers and reports, students acquire basic knowledge on contentious issues in managing international water resources, on the determinants of cooperation and conflict over international water issues, and on ways and means of mitigating conflict and promoting cooperation. Students will then, in small teams coached by the instructors, carry out research on a case of their choice (i.e. an international river basin where riparian countries are trying to find solutions to water allocation and/or water quality problems associated with a large dam project). They will write a brief paper and present their findings towards the end of the semester.
|Slides and reading materials will be distributed electronically.
|The UN World Water Development Reports provide a broad overview of the topic: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes
|The course is open to Master and PhD students from any area of ETH.
ISTP students who take this course should also register for the course 860-0012-01L - Cooperation and conflict over international water resources; In-depth case study.
|Cooperation and Conflict Over International Water Resources, In-Depth Case Study
Only for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc and PhD students.
Prerequisite: you have to be enrolled in 860-0012-00L during the same semester.
|B. Wehrli, T. Bernauer
|Students write an individual term paper on technical, economic, and political water challenges in an international context. Coached by one of the instructors, students develop and write a case study that examines ways and means to address a specific challenge, and to evaluate success or failure of international collaboration.
|In developing their individual term paper, the students broaden their overview of (1) causes and consequences of water scarcity and water pollution problems in an international context; (2) they assess concepts and policies to mitigate a specific water challenge, and (3) they analyze determinants of success or failure of international collaboration in the water sectors.
|In the basic course on Cooperation and Conflict... 860-0012-00L the students students acquire basic knowledge on contentious issues in managing international water resources, on the determinants of cooperation and conflict over international water issues, and on ways and means of mitigating conflict and promoting cooperation.
In this course, which is reserved to STP students, the participants will be individually coached by one of the instructors and do research and develop a case-study paper on an international water challenge of their choice. The topic should avoid overlap with the work in course 860-0012-00L.
|In a global context, the targets of sustainable development goal 6 serve as a possible starting point: http://bit.ly/2yVARMG
In the European context, the implementation reports of the Water Framework Directive represent another reference frame: http://bit.ly/2y5NPLl
|Voraussetzungen / Besonderes
|This course is reserved for STP students who participate in the basic course on Cooperation and Conflict Over International Water Resources 860-0012-00L.
STP students should sign up for both courses, 860-0012-00L and 860-0012-01L.