Water Pollution Control

About the course

Water is a valuable resource. The issues relating to water pollution impact on all our lives and clean water is an essential to healthy living. This three day short course provides an understanding of current issues including the sources, routes and impacts of water pollutants and issues relating to the management of wastewater discharges to sewer and controlled water bodies. The characteristics of wastewaters, and associated sludges, and the selection and operation of treatment works in order to meet discharge standards are covered. Though based in the UK the short course uses some international case studies. The course will include ◦Types and sources of water pollution and their influence on the quality of inland, estuarine and coastal waters ◦The legal framework for water pollution control ◦Pollution management within catchments ◦Urban runoff and misconnections ◦Wastewater disposal and treatment ◦Grey water use and reuse ◦How to deal with sewage sludges In addition the course covers a half day exercise using computer software, currently Aquatox. This is a simulation model for aquatic ecosystems. It predicts the fate of various pollutants such as nutrients and organic chemicals, and their effects on the ecosystem,. Aquatox is a valuable tool for ecologists, biologists, water quality modellers, and anyone involved in performing ecological risk assessments for aquatic ecosystems. The second day is spent in the field day sampling water and invertebrates which are analysed at our Bayfordbury field station labs in the afternoon.

What’s next for my career?

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing water quality through effective operational management.



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
04/06/202006/06/2020Thur to Sat 9-5£360Apply online

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