A – Freshwater sources: existing resources: surface water – the development of existing resources: the projects of developing the Nile River – ways of rationalizing the sources of fresh water, irrigation, drainage and river navigation – the role of industry in maintaining fresh water, drinking water and methods of treatment and methods of preservation.
B – Marine resources, minerals and petroleum: marine resources of metals – the exploitation and development of marine resources – the continental shelves – sources of crude oil – methods of rationalization and preservation of energy resources.
C – Genetic Resources: the importance of genetic resources for food and agriculture – the case of plant genetic resources and livestock for food and agriculture – determine the genetic diversity – Methods of maintenance and protection of plant genetic resources and animal – the international conventions that govern the exchange of genetic resources and their sustainable use and sharing of benefits arising from the use of those resources equitably.
|Topic||No. of hours per week|
|1. Marine mineral resources||4|
|2. Continental shelves||4|
|3. Major constituents of marine deposits||4|
|4. Manganese nodules||4|
|5. Present Fresh Water Resources||4|
|6. Development of Fresh Water Resources||4|
|7. Fresh Water Conservation Policies||4|
|8. Importance of Genetic Resources||4|
|9. Background to biodiversity Genetic resources for food and agriculture.||4|
|10. State of the world gene-banks. International obligations.||4|
|11. Biological conservation in context||4|