This OpenCourseWare is an abstract of the UNESCO-IHE Online Course on Water Quality Assessment.
Young and mid-career professionals (scientists, consultants, decision makers) with a background in Water Management or Environmental Science.
Upon completion of the module, participants will be able to:
- Describe the different water pollutant groups, their risks and fates, and use of a few models for finding out the fates of some components
- Describe and apply the different tools, criteria and assessment methods for successful monitoring of surface waters in river basins, and describe some tools in groundwater quality monitoring
- Describe and apply statistical procedures for successful evaluation and design of water quality monitoring programmes
- Design sustainable water quality monitoring programmes for river basins
The following books are suggested to support the course:
- Course 1 (2016): Introduction to the Water Quality Assessment module
- Course 2 (2016): Water Quality and Pollution
- P. Kelderman (2016) - Water Quality and Monitoring. UNESCO-IHE lecture notes
- M. Chilundo and P. Kelderman (2014). Handout Design of a Water Quality Monitoring Network in the Limpopo River Basin
- P. Kelderman (2016) - Handout Data Handling and Presentation
- G.F. Kruis and P. Kelderman (2016) - Handout Fieldwork Water Quality Monitoring and Laboratory Quality Control
- Powerpoint slides on all above topics; powerpoints on groundwater. Additional materials: relevant info, among others, on Aquatic Ecotoxicology; on the European Union-Water Framework Directive; on recent trends in water quality monitoring. Video instructions on field and laboratory work.
- D. Chapman (ed.) (1996). Water Quality Assessments. A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. Chapman and Hall, London.
- J. Bartram and R Ballance (eds.) (1996). Water Quality Monitoring. Chapman and Hall, New York.
Course materials are prepared/organized by Dr Peter Kelderman, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry, Department of Water Science and Engineering, UNESCO-IHE.
This set of course materials is provided as OpenCourseWare without support and interaction with lecturers. For full lectures and support from lecturers, please register online for one of the related short courses: