Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims at teaching the basic concepts on sustainable management of the physic environment, to deal with the problems of the environmental geology in particular related to the exploitation and use of the georesources. Besides, the analysis of the geosites as elements of the territorial development within the planning is dealt with.
Course contents summary
Introduction: concepts of sustainability applied to problems of the environmental geology.
The georesources: general concepts, types of georesources (non-renewable/renewable), their availability and future view are treated. Examples of environmental impact due to georesources exploitation are explained.
Geologic landscape: general concepts and methods for geosites selection aiming the promotion of the geotourism and cultural heritage are illustrated.
Consequences of the quarry activity: inherent legislation, local impact assessment and relationship with the water table are explained. Besides, methods for the restoration and reuse of disused quarries are dealt with.
Dumping: waste types and legislation, waste disposal, waste and pollution. Some example of dumping restoration.
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Gisotti G. e Zarlenga F. (2004) “Geologia ambientale: principi e metodi, Flaccovio Ed., Palermo, pp. 735.
Pipkin B.W., Trent D.D. & Hazlett R. (2007) – Geologia Ambientale. Edizione Italiana R. Genevois (coord.), Piccin Nuova Libraria S.p.A., Padova, Italia, pp. 488.