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CEE 9692 – Drinking Water Quality & Treatment The course develops graduate level concepts for the examination of drinking water quality and discussion of state of the art technologies for treating drinking water. The motivation for the course is the recent recognition that infrastructure and facilities for delivering safe, clean, and adequate supplies of drinking water to citizens are either inadequate or susceptible to failure. This course will incorporate significant hands-on experimentation and training in the Drinking Water Demonstration Facility (Pilot Plant) at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre as well as field visits to the Lake Huron and Elgin Area Water Treatment Facility (see photos below for 2014/2015 summer class). 22 lecture hours and 16 Pilot Plant/Laboratory Hours over 3 weeks. Half course; Summer.
CEE9885b - Environmental Impact Assessment for Civil Engineering Projects Many development activities, including civil engineering projects, have the potential to cause significance adverse impacts on the environment, notably human health and safety, flora, fauna, soil, air, water, climate, landscape and cultural heritage. To ensure that development initiatives and their benefits are sustainable, environmental damage must be eliminated or reduced. An environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a systematic investigation and evaluation of the impact of a proposed development activity on the environment.
The course defines EIA objectives, principles and process and identifies circumstances requiring EIAs. It reviews key international developments in EIA law, policy and institutional arrangements such as the Rio Declaration and United Nations Conventions and presents EIAs used in selected countries including Canada, United States, the EU and China. Examples of EIAs of selected civil engineering projects are discussed and presented through case examples and assigned projects. 2 hours, half-course; one-term.
CEE 3328b – Appropriate Technologies for International Development The course helps students to identify and appreciate the challenges that engineers face in developing or applying effective and relevant solutions to environmental problems in developing countries, countries in transition and at-need communities in developed countries. The course covers the critical human needs in development, such as housing, transportation, provision of safe water and sanitation, sustainable waste management and energy supply. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the second year of the Civil and International Development Option. Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, two tutorial hours; 0.5 course.