182.638.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 4th Term | 4 Credit(s)
WF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Haiou Huang
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Characterize microbial and chemical contaminants relevant to water use and reuse
    • Explain the basic concepts of drinking water and wastewater treatment approaches
    • Characterize challenges related to direct and indirect potable water reuse
    • Characterize the state-of-the-art for desalination and related environmental and health concerns
    • Understand the uniqueness of rural water issues as compared to municipals
  • Course Description

    This Course provides an overview of environmental and public health issues related to water use and reuse, and descriptions of 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 and chemicals.

  • Intended Audience

    Graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in water use and reuse.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Written final exam, and/or term paper.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    One mid-term exam                                                                                                     40%

    One lab report                                                                                                             10%

    Three written assignments                                                                                          30% (10% each)

    Student presentation                                                                                                  10%

    Class Participation                                                                                                      10%

  • Prerequisites
  • Required Text(s)


  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Welcome Message

    Dr. Haiou Huang will be responsible for this course in 2013.  Please direct your questions regarding this course to him at hahuang@jhsph.edu.  Thanks!

  • TA Information

    Mr. Martin Fogl:

    Contact: mfogl@jhsph.edu

    TA office hours: TBD

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.