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Spring 2013 Semester
May 23, 2018
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CIVE 4538 - Urban Water Quality and Public Health
Focuses on the historical evolution of the complex and dynamic relationship between urban waters and humans, with emphasis on water quality and public health. Topics include principles of water quality, field sampling and laboratory analysis, criteria and standards, and mitigation and control. Specific pollution issues covered include conventional problems (pathogens, low dissolved oxygen), toxic chemicals (e.g., PCBs, mercury), and emerging contaminants (endocrine disruptors, antibiotic resistance). Discusses the roles of government regulation, citizen advocacy, and public perception. Focuses on Boston’s Charles River and its comparison to several European rivers with comparable history. Taught in study-abroad format with site visits, field and laboratory components, and scientific conference attendance. Prereq. Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Civil & Environmental Engineer Department

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