STUDY REGAR THE BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING WATER QUALITY EDUCATION IN UNIVERSITIES IN ORDER TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND INCREASE OVERALL HEALTH
The need for student education and professional training must meet the direct needs of the present-day society and the orientation of sustainable development. The rational use of natural resources and the understanding of the importance of water quality protection require the appropriate attitudes in terms of both environmental protection and human health. The present paper attempts to highlight the advantages of implementing a curriculum of lectures on the importance of water quality. In this respect, a comparison between the curricula of a university in Romania and two universities in Turkey and Spain, respectively, was undertaken. The degree of student concern for water quality was evaluated. More so, discharged wastewater impact upon the environment in the campuses in question was also monitored. The monitoring occurred throughout an entire academic year. The results highlighted the university's dynamic and efficient work in providing a clean environment. Likewise, the pressures exerted by the social medium and the actual possibility of disposal through university autonomy were also underlined.