BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

WMGT-100 - Introduction to Water Management - 3.00 Credits

WMGT-100 - Introduction to Water Management - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will provide students with an opportunity to examine general water safety issues and to increase capacity and knowledge about how to monitor and manage the quality of their drinking water. Students will learn the importance of good water management by: a) identifying causes of water contamination; b) identifying the risks of contaminated water; c) learning how to collect, identify and store drinking water samples; d) keeping records and e) applying quality assurance and quality control techniques and f) reporting water results. This course will enhance and expand the scope of practice for those with some existing knowledge and experience in environmental health/public health field within First Nations Communities through increased collaboration between bands and water technologists in British Columbia.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : Program admission or perrmission from Dean's office.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the importance of their work in water surveillance and how it affects the health of the people in their communities;

  • Conduct a field laboratory;

  • Collect, identify and store drinking water samples;

  • Analyse drinking water disinfectant levels (residual chlorine) in drinking water;

  • Analyse drinking water samples for total coliforms and E.coli bacteria;

  • Apply quality assurance and quality control techniques; and

  • Ascertain when and who to report water results to.
  • Text and Materials: Guide #1. Monitoring Drinking Water. Health Canada, FNIHB. Pacific Region

    Guide #2. Drinking Water Interpretation Guide. Health Canada.
    Other Resources: To be provided to students prior to commencement of course.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 2005.