Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2015

Catalog Description

This course is designed for graduate students and it will provide students with an introduction and overview of the key areas of water quality and health. Students will gain an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological principles of water quality, the potential impact on health of water pollution, and local, national and international environmental policies pertinent to water issues along with current treatment and remediation strategies to ameliorate pollution. The major topics include introduction to water quality and health; physical and chemical agents in water, emerging infectious diseases related to water quality, drinking and recreational water quality criteria, drinking and wastewater treatment. In addition, this course will provide analysis of the current topics in global water and health and challenges faced under the changing climate and socio-economic needs. As such, it will examine recent case studies and their outcomes related to environmental policy and management implications.

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Public Health Commons