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ENV 236 - Water Quality Management

Course Stats

Instructor(s):  Dr. Kenneth Reckhow or PhD student

Units:  3

Semester Offered:  Fall or Spring

Satisfies:  various


This class focuses primarily on municipal water quality management, including water supply and wastewater treatment, stormwater, retention ponds, runoff, universal soil loss equation, history of water sanitation, major water quality legislation and rules, TMDL, and basic lake reservoir water quality modeling.

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This class focuses fairly heavily on Eutromod (the EPA eutrofication model) through the last half of the course.  The first half of the course is general information related to water quality management and is a good broad level overview that includes important engineering concepts.  The course requires a good understanding of statistics for some of the sections so I would suggest making sure you have taken stats or are comfortable enough with basic stats to wing it.

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