Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in rivers/lakes/reservoirs

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This course describes the essential aspects of the physical, chemical and biological interactions in surface waters, that are necessary for designing an effective monitoring and assessment programme and for interpretation of the results.

Key features of successful assessment programmes will be identified.

Potential approaches to analysing and presenting surface water quality data will be evaluated.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Describe the key climatological and geographical influences on the form and function of surface water systems.
  • Identify influences of natural catchment features and human activities on chemical and biological characteristics in surface waters.
  • Select examples that illustrate how river hydrology and lake form and function can influence the design of a monitoring programme and the interpretation of monitoring results.

Fee information

The course fee is €400 for EU applicants and €800 for Non-EU applicants. For UNEP GEMS/Water sponsored students the course fee is €100. These candidates from developing countries should complete the Reduced Fee Form available on the website of the Centre. Applicants will be University College Cork (UCC) fully registered students and they will have access to the Learning Environment Canvas, through which the courses are delivered, and other resources of UCC such as the online Library.

How to register

Candidates should send to gemscdcadmin@ucc.ie the following documentation:

  • Application form available here.
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (or Certificate of Marriage if the name was changed).
  • CV.
  • Transcripts or parchment in English from your master’s degree/bachelor degree.
  • If English is not your first language, you should also supply an English Language Exam certificate.