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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE. UWC’s SLOGAN. FROM HOPE TO ACTION THROUGH KNOWLEDGE. UWC’s specific strength. Very keen to participate

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Uwc s slogan
UWC’s SLOGAN

FROM HOPE TO ACTION THROUGH KNOWLEDGE


Uwc s specific strength
UWC’s specific strength

  • Very keen to participate

  • > 40 years experience with raising educationally disadvantaged learners to the same standard at degree level as graduates from other Universities as almost all have jobs and many are in senior management positions now


Mathematical modelling
Mathematical modelling

  • Mathematical modelling of the environment, natural resource exploitation and the economics thereof

  • Focus Areas:

    • Topology

    • Graph theory

    • Fluid dynamics

    • Biomaths

    • Math of finance


Earth sciences
Earth Sciences

  • Climate Change and its impact on

    • Erosion patterns

    • Soil type change and the concomitant change in water penetration characteristics

    • Aquifer recharge

    • Groundwater movement and behaviour


Conservation biology and ioi
Conservation Biology and IOI

  • Climate Change and its impact on

    • Biodiversity and its management

      • Time series analysis

      • Remote-sensing products

      • Calculation of vegetation-health and water stress determination with remote sensing techniques

  • Operational Biological Oceanography


Climate change
CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Common Denominator across the sciences

    • Mathematics

    • Physics

    • Earth Sciences

    • Conservation Biology

    • Marine Biology


Methods
Methods

  • Earth Systems Science approach

    • We must use each others’ strengths to complement each other rather than stare ourselves blind on our own expertise

  • Significant experience with the integration of Physical Sciences and various humanities

    • Integrated Water Resources Management

    • Environmental Awareness and Techniques

  • Sustainable development principles

  • Distance, contact and adult learning

    • NISL

    • CACE


The university of the western cape
EAT

  • Full first year course

  • Full second year course

  • Half third year course


Eat content
EAT Content

  • Deals with aspect of the environment from the viewpoint of

    • The lawyer

    • The geographer

    • The Geologist

    • The Social Scientists

    • Management

    • Economics?


The university of the western cape
IWRM

  • Similar to EAT but and MSc level

  • Takes in people of different backgrounds

  • Looks at all aspects of managing the resource


Eat and iwrm
EAT and IWRM

  • Difficult to manage

    • Breaking down faculty barriers is hard

    • Breaking open the Silos is even harder

    • Requires a dedicated player who has tenacity to engage all role players on an on going basis

  • Yet it’s the only way to go with the Earth Institute