SPHU 425 Water and Sustainable Resource Management

This introductory undergraduate course covers the basic impacts of water quality management, the fundamentals of water and wastewater treatment relevant to pathogens and toxics removal/destruction and review of toxic and hazardous management. In the area of water quality management, the course covers stream, lake and estuarine management including criteria and standards regulation development, non-point source pollutants and other relevant issues. The water and waste treatment elucidates the pertinent physical, chemical and biological processes for inactivation of pathogens and removal of toxics. The toxic and hazardous portion of the course discusses toxic/hazardous waste characterization, waste minimization, waste audits and the history of the hazardous waste regulations.