About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH CONCERNS IN WATER USE AND REUSE (182.638.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Provides an overview of environmental and public health issues related to water use and reuse, and describes the different strategies for treating both drinking water and wastewater to meet regulatory standards and ensure the health of both human populations and the environment. Since two key issues in public and environmental health are sustainable access to clean drinking water and safe reclamation of wastewater, respectively, students learn core principles of water quality engineering that are critical for protecting human populations from waterborne pathogens.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of drinking water and wastewater treatment approaches
  • Characterize challenges related to direct and indirect potable water reuse
  • Characterize waterborne pathogens and health risks related to their waterborne transmission

Course Time

Wed Fri   8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

Course Faculty


Intended Audience

Graduate students with an interest in water quality.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Written final exam, and/or term paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Haiou Huang
E-mail: hahuang@jhsph.edu