Course: GEOG 473. Water Quality in the Managed Environment (3)
Prerequisite: GEOG 370 or GEOG 365/L or permission of instructor; Instructor consent required for graduate students. This course examines the nature of water-quality management including baseline properties of natural water, sources of surface and subsurface pollution, state and national policies on water quality, and the type and effectiveness of treatment processes in practice today. Specific topics include watershed ecosystems, water-quality indicators, natural and human-derived pollutants, drinking water vs brown water, stormwater, groundwater, and wastewater management, and comprehensive watershed management. Available for graduate credit.