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Environmental and Health Concerns in Water Use and Reuse


East Baltimore
4th term
Environmental Health and Engineering
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • W F,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Kellogg Schwab

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.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the basic concepts of drinking water and wastewater treatment approaches
  2. Characterize challenges related to direct and indirect potable water reuse
  3. Characterize waterborne pathogens and health risks related to their waterborne transmission
Methods of Assessment:

Written final exam, and/or term paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required