Young and mid-career professionals (scientists, consultants, decision makers) with a background in Water Management or Environmental Science.
After this course you 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
Books 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 by Name of lecturer with a link, ... Department, IHE Delft Institute for water education.
This course material is provided as Open Courseware without support and interaction with lecturers. Only exercises are provided. For full lectures and support from lecturers, please register online for one of the related short courses: