ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH CONCERNS IN WATER USE AND REUSE Syllabus
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
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.
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%
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Files from the Online Library
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
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.
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