ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND WATER PROTECTION

Teachers: 
Credits: 
6
Site: 
PARMA
Year of erogation: 
2020/2021
Unit Coordinator: 
Disciplinary Sector: 
Administrative Law
Semester: 
First semester
Language of instruction: 

Italian

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge of the disciplines and legal institutions related to environmental protection and water protection. The aim is also to grasp the practical implications of the study of these disciplines and the interrelationships with the other scientific disciplines covered by the Degree Course.
Knowledge: being able to understand the legal effects of the activity of the engineer in the environment. Judgment skills: being able to assess the legal impact of professional action carried out as an engineer and to choose the legal and economic structure that most closely matches his profession.
Learning skills: being able to deepen knowledge in the legal field, thanks to the autonomous consultation of texts, sentences, specialized articles. Communication skills: knowing how to communicate with legal language in an appropriate way and grasp the different nuances and practical applications.

Course contents summary

FIRST PART.
GENERAL PROFILES.
1. The emergence of environmental interest in the legal sphere.
2. The materialization of interest in the environment.
3.The normative sources.
4. Functions and organization.
5. Functions and procedures.
6. Subjective legal institutions, damages and protections.

SECOND PART. INSIGHTS.
1.The environment as a function. Economic services and natural capital.
2.The transformations of legality in environmental law.
3.The allocation of regulatory and administrative functions.
4.The assessment of environmental risk.
5.The principle of sustainable development.
6. Market instruments to protect the environment.
7. Environmental certifications.
8. Government of the territory and environment.
9. The environment and urban plans.
10. Waste from disposal to prevention.

INSIGHTS RELATED TO WATER PROTECTION.
WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
Historicity and gradualness of the emergence of interest in water.
The supranational dimension of interest in water.
Organizational complexity: the identification of the areas of intervention and the competent subjects.
Water protection interventions.

SOIL DEFENSE AND WATER PROTECTION
Sources and fundamental notions
Distribution of administrative functions
Structure of the proceedings
Jurisprudence and main problems.

Recommended readings

Diritto dell'ambiente
a cura di
Giampaolo Rossi
G.Giappichelli Editore
2017

Lettura consigliata
Monica Cocconi, “La regolazione dell’economia circolare”, Studi di diritto pubblico, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2020

Teaching methods

The course aims to illustrate the main regulatory profiles that affect the figure of the environmental engineer. Therefore, during the lessons, the following teaching methods will be used: lectures, case studies, in-depth seminars. From the beginning of the course, on the Elly Platform, there will be some slides to support lessons and in-depth material

Assessment methods and criteria

The learning outcomes will be periodically monitored through the provision of intermediate tests and the holding of interactive seminars. The final exam will take place in oral form, for the purpose of the attribution of the vote, expressed in thirtieths. The praise is assigned in the case of excellent mastery of both the contents and the technical vocabulary. The test vote is immediately communicated at the end of the test. The student has the right not to accept it.