Management of the safety of drinking water (5 credits)

This course will involve comprehensive training on methods of measuring the various factors which pose a threat to water safety and ways of assessing the significance of such factors. Students will learn about the hydrological properties of sources of raw water, the quality and protection of groundwater and the principles behind the analysis of the physical-chemical-biological quality of drinking and other types of water. They will also explore a variety of risk assessment methods used to define the level of threat posed by various impurities present in water. Students will practice the following: Adoption of the Water Safety Planning (WSP) system. This course is designed for experts in the water industry (water cooperatives, water treatment plants), experts and public servants involved in environmental health and protection, private water companies and students in the sector.