Graduate Certificate in Bioresource Engineering — Integrated Water Resources Management (15 credits)

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Offered by: Bioresource Engineering     Degree: Graduate Certificate Bio Eng Int Wtr Res Mgt

Program Requirements

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • BREE 503 Water: Society, Law and Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)


    Bioresource Engineering : Water and society and the ramifications at the local, national and international scales with respect to legal and public policy issues related to, for example, drinking water quality, transboundary water management, public involvement, First Nations, agriculture, governance, and institutions relevant to the management of water resources.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Murray Clamen (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the Master of Science in Integrated Water Resources Management Program, or other graduate students by permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have taken NRSC 512.

  • NRSC 514 Freshwater Ecosystems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)


    Natural Resource Sciences : Origin, diversity, structure, function and evolution of freshwater ecosystems; fauna, flora and biotic communities of freshwater habitats; indicator organisms; biotic indices; human impact on freshwater ecosystems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall

  • PARA 515 Water, Health and Sanitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)


    Parasitology : The origin and types of water contaminants including live organisms, infectious agents and chemicals of agricultural and industrial origins. Conventional and new technological developments to eliminate water pollutants. Comparisons of water, health and sanitation between industrialized and developing countries.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Timothy Geary (Winter)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • BREE 533 Water Quality Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)


    Bioresource Engineering : Management of water quality for sustainability. Cause of soil degradation, surface and groundwater contamination by agricultural chemicals and toxic pollutants. Screening and mechanistic models. Human health and safety concerns. Water table management. Soil and water conservation techniques will be examined with an emphasis on methods of prediction and best management practices.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Chandra A Madramootoo, Zhiming Qi, Asim Biswas (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BREE 625 (formerly ABEN 625).

    • This course carries an additional charge of $13 to cover the cost of transportation with respect to a field trip. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.

  • CIVE 550 Water Resources Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


    Civil Engineering : State-of-the-art water resources management techniques; case studies of their application to Canadian situations; identification of major issues and problem areas; interprovincial and international river basins; implications of development alternatives; institutional arrangements for planning and development of water resources; and, legal and economic aspects.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen, John-Ioannis Hadjinicolaou (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 323 or equivalent

and 3 credits from the list available in the Department chosen in consultation with the Academic Adviser.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)