48372 Water Quantity and Quality Processes6cp
Requisite(s): 48362 Hydraulics and Hydrology
The subject aims to teach students the investigation and analysis skills expected of a practising water or environmental engineer. There are three basic strands which are estuarine environments, surface water environments, and groundwater environments. The estuarine environment strand focuses on the physical and biochemical processes which occur in estuaries and wetlands and how to measure, model and predict those processes. The surface water strand focuses on contamination of surface waters and how to measure, model and predict any contamination. The groundwater environments strand focuses on quantification of the groundwater resource, its sustainability and contamination of that resource.
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