The Water Quality Management and Effluent Treatment short course presents attendees a comprehensive overview of the water management, water allocation, and water pollution prevention legislation and modern methods for parameter analysis and water quality monitoring.
The course lecturers present well researched material covering the basics of water quality analysis, determination of suitability of use, and pollutant impact mitigation. An overview of the most recent electronic catchment management systems and WQ information database management is presented as part of the modern methods for achieving IWRM using modern tools.
The course includes a field trip (facility visit) and hands-on laboratory sessions to familiarize delegates to the most recent analytical methods for water quality evaluation. The course is designed to equip professionals in the water sector with knowledge that will prove useful in both management and technological, and operation decision making to safeguard the water resources of Southern Africa.
After successfully completing this course, you will have a better understanding of the basic sciences involved in water quality management.
• Global and Regional water sources, allocation, use, hydrology and geo-hydrology
• Roman Water Law and water allocation principles
• National Water Act and other regulatory requirements
• Physical water quality parameters
• Chemical water quality parameters
• Biological water quality parameters
• Water Use during Pandemics: COVID-19 Case Study
• End of the pipe and In-Stream water quality standards
• Introduction to standard lab analysis: TSS, Faecal Coliform, DO, BOD5, COD, Fl-, Cl-, toxic metals, organic pollutants, etc
• Introduction to advanced lab analysis: IC-LC/QTOF, HPLC, GC-MS, AAS, TOC, COD Analyser, UV/Vis Spectrophotometer,
• Introduction to remote (electronic) monitoring and telemetry use in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
• Overview of conventional water treatment processes
• Overview of conventional wastewater treatment processes
• Wastewater Reclamation and Treatment of Impaired Waters – Membrane Systems and Ion-Exchange
• Low cost and ecological friendly water supply systems
• Advanced wetland applications
• Biological Nutrient Removal
• Attached Growth Systems
• Solids treatment and disposal
• Energy and resource recovery from the wastewater treatment processes
• Water Reclamation and Reuse – EPs, EDCs and the Three-Barrier philosophy – uncoupling the Water-Energy nexus
All persons active in the Water Sector are eligible for enrolment into this course. The background knowledge required to follow the content of this course include work experience, a diploma or degree including fundamentals of physics, chemistry and microbiology, and/or participation in design and management of water and wastewater infrastructure of Southern Africa.
|Catalogue and Category:|
|Environmental Management and Geophysics|
|Who Should attend:|
|This course is ideal persons who are active in the field including consult engineers or water/environmental scientists and practitioners within the Southern African water sector or developing countries experiencing water challenges due increasing industrialisation and urbanisation. All active water sector artisans and professionals will benefit from this course.|