Cusco

Peru

Focus: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices

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Course Information

University: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) 
Course: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
Credit: 3 credits
Duration: 10-days

Discover the challenges, solutions, and processes for the management and distribution of water resources in Peru. Analyze the evolution of technology in the utilization of water from ancient periods to modern times, visit a World Wonder, go ziplining, and more!

Explore sustainable water management on The GREEN Peru Program! Learn through community engagement, industry exposure, innovating for sustainable solutions, and global water stewardship.

 

  • Discover Peru’s indigenous and contemporary methods of water resource management
  • Explore through unique field trips: Cusco’s most polluted river and newest water treatment facility
  • Check Machu Picchu off your bucket-list! Plus behind the scenes access to hydroelectric facilities
Course Description

As growing demands for resources and management challenges are increasing, communities around the world are forging ahead in the movement to become more sustainable. Climate change concerns are driving the need for carbon dioxide reduction, energy conservation, and urban heat reduction. Changes in flooding and drought patterns are pushing the communities to assess vulnerabilities and take action to become more resilient. Water scarcity and water quality concerns caused by changing population and land use are forcing communities to think beyond traditional water management approaches, while simultaneously applying indigenous knowledge to these processes.

The high cost of aging infrastructure maintenance and replacement has encouraged many communities to seek alternatives. Increasing concern over energy cost as well as energy security and reliability has increased the public pressure for sustainability. Additionally, the increase in public preference for sustainable agriculture is leading to the revision of field practices and more environmentally friendly technologies.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, this course provides knowledge of the theory and practice of this concept and the investigation of urban and rural water issues from the environmental management perspective. These topics will stimulate a critical examination of the historical and conceptual antecedents. With a focus on water resource management, these topics will also provide experience with the complex challenges of utilizing renewable energy in a sustainable manner.

It will review the ecosystem approach to understanding water as a resource and how science, policy, decision-making, ethics, and corporate approaches each play an important role in the management of water in the urban setting. Peru will be examined through case studies.

In class lectures include but are not limited to:
1) Water Consumption & Management – Water issues, Pollution, Mining, Agriculture 
2) Energy in Peru – Peru’s Hydroelectric Production + Climate Change
3) Intro to Peru Geology & Water Usage – Inca vs Modern times
4) Sustainability in Peru
5) Data Measurement & Water Flow Analysis  
*Classes are subject to be updated

Objectives and Outcomes

Beyond providing a basic introduction to water resource management and sustainable development concepts, the objective of this course is to provide real-world, experience with global water resource management, renewable energy, and sustainability with Peru as a case study. See course outcomes below.

Peru Winter Program

Location: Cusco, Peru
Program provider: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)
Focus: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices

Program Dates Now Enrolling:

December 11 – 20, 2022

Program Capacity: 20
Length: 10 days

Program Fee:
Single Pay: $4200
Monthly Payment Plan: $900/month for 5 months

Program Highlights

Education for Sustainable Development – Peru Course Overview

Experience Peruvian Culture

Video credit: House of Nod, Robert Kolodny

Survey an Ancient Inca Agricultural Site

Zip down the longest zipline in South America

Video credit: Earth Unraveled

Get an Exclusive Tour of Machu Picchu’s Hydroelectric Facility

Taste local dishes from the country named #1 Culinary Destination in the World 

Video credit: Cristina Patiño Sheen

Go White-Water Rafting for an Ultimate Adventure

Visit the 8th World Wonder, Machu Picchu, with a private guide

Swim in Natural Hot Springs in Santa Teresa 

Video credit: Movie Star Plus Peru

Curriculum Highlights

Course introduction Gain an overview to the course, meet your professor, and learn about the course planning, expectations, and deadlines.

Culture & contemporary society

Explore and understand Peruvian society (past and present) as the result of a series of historical, anthropological, and sociological processes and transformations.

Peruvian geography & diversity Learn about Peru’s geography, high diversity of ecosystems, and how this impacts the country’s economic activities.
Water resources – Inca vs. modern Discover the challenges, solutions, and processes for distribution of water resources in Peru. Review the evolution of technology in the utilization of water from ancient periods to modern times. 
Climate change in Peru Explore the main causes and consequences of climate change in the context of Peru. Learn about the various adaptive mechanisms used by the Peruvian society and the importance of using energy properly and finding new sources of energy.
Sustainable development (2 part) Participate in engaging conversation while examining and understanding the present challenges of sustainable development. Imagine alternative futures facing complex issues of development and how they relate to natural, economic, and social systems.

Course Outcomes

Secure with confidence

Secure your spot with confidence knowing that if your program is affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, we offer flexible terms for you to switch your program or receive a full-credit towards a future program.

 

Sample Itinerary

*Note: Itineraries are subject to change 

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What’s included?

We take care of everything from when you land in Peru until departure.
Gain exclusive access to TGP alumni network and benefits when you return home.

  • Education Materials: Prepare for your experience before you travel with your pre-program resources and educational materials
  • Classes: Lectures from industry leaders and faculty from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)
  • Credit: 3 academic credits from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)
  • Facility Tours: Exclusive access and private tours to Peru’s leading hydroelectric and water sanitation facilities
  • Capstone Project: Innovation facilitation and panel assessment
  • Adventure excursions: Step out of your comfort-zone with bucket-list adventures such as ziplining, white water rafting, and more!
  • All meals: We support locally owned restaurants, and accommodate most dietary preferences/restrictions
  • Accommodations and lodging: Your home away from home will be at locally owned lodging sites throughout your program
  • All in-country transportation: From airport pick up to airport drop-off, and everything in-between, we got you covered
  • Exclusive membership: Join the TGP Alumni Network for sustainability job postings, travel, networking, and mentorship

What’s not included: Flights, travel insurance, and passport/visa fees

Pricing

Spring Break

Single Pay
$4100

Secure your spot with a one-time, easy payment

Save money by paying up front

No need to worry about payment reminders

Get started on your adventure right away!

Five Monthly Payments
$880/month 

Secure your spot with smaller monthly payments

Pay over time with five smaller payments

No credit check & no forms to fill out

Get a head start on securing your spot!

Winter & Summer Break

Single Pay
$4200

Secure your spot with a one-time, easy payment

Save money by paying up front

No need to worry about payment reminders

Get started on your adventure right away!

Five Monthly Payments 
$900/month

Secure your spot with smaller monthly payments

Pay over time with five smaller payments

No credit check & no forms to fill out

Get a head start on securing your spot!

Our other Peru programs

Explore our “Learn Now, Travel Later” hybrid Peru program.

Explore our self-paced Online Only Peru program.

Are you ready to go GREEN?

Your first step is to complete and submit an application. Upon acceptance, a TGP member will reach out to you with your next steps for enrollment. We look forward to traveling with you soon! (Please note that spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

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