1) Chemistry and Biology of Natural Waters: Water within the natural environment both drives and supports a complex web of chemical and biological processes and populations. This course covers several topics of prime importance related to understanding the underlying water quality conditions important to human health.
2) Watershed Hydrology: The movement of water throughout the natural and built environment plays an important role in sustainability and health of water resources. This course will introduce the concept of a watershed, covering general aspects such as surface water hydrology, groundwater, ecosystems, anthropogenic and meteorological influences.
3) Water Policy and Governance: Water governance or the lack thereof, permeate the global human experience. This course will investigate water governance from the science, engineering and policy aspects found around the world.
4) Water and Human Health: Bringing it all together, this course is designed to give students an enhanced understanding of the role of water driving health outcomes and ultimately the sustainability of populations and communities.
Kent Novakowski, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Pascale Champagne, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Geof Hall, Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering