School Of Science

Water Quality Assessment and ManagementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300814.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300635 - Water Quality Assessment and Management

About this Unit
Water is essential for all life on earth. This unit will equip students with skills in biological, chemical and physical water quality assessment for a sustainable water future. The unit introduces students to healthy natural waterways and contrasting degraded waters impacted by disturbance from human activities. A broad range of pollutants, their sources and the consequences for human health and the ecology of water ways will be investigated. Management strategies will also be examined based on the sound scientific assessment of water quality. Students in this unit will cover water quality legislation, regulation, policy, guidelines and develop competencies in water monitoring, regulation, treatment and management.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Student will need to supply a lab coat and the field trip will involve an early start and possibly a late return to campus (7:30 start and 5:30 return).

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