This travel course combines natural science, law and policy.
Led by Daniel Suman, a Professor of Marine Affairs and Policy at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and an Adjunct Professor at Miami Law, the course covers a broad spectrum of water issues in Vietnam, China and the U.S.A. which include drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, wetlands, damns and international rivers.
The Vietnam portion of the trip is at Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (HUMG) along with students from that university. Topics discussed to include administrative and legal system, water resources management, hydraulic cycle, drinking water, wastewater treatment, groundwater, and wetlands (mangroves). At least four professors from Vietnamese universities will present on these topics as related to Vietnam.
The China portion of the trip is at Yunnan University (Asian International Rivers Center/AIRC and the School of Law) in Kunming along with selected students from that university. Topics discussed to include administrative and legal system in china, wetlands II (water purification, freshwater, wetlands), water quality, international rivers & dams, and inter-basin water transfers. At least four professors from Yunnan University will present on these topics as related to China.
Christina Sava studied in Haifa, Israel during the spring of her 2L year.
Diana Feng chose this program due to her desire to work in international law with China.