Water resources engineering focuses on the use and management of land and water resources in rural and urban watersheds. The hydro-logic and hydraulic behavior of watershed flow systems is combined with engineering science and ecological principles in the design of water management systems and strategies. Water management includes flood prevention, warning and control; drainage; design of natural channels; irrigation; and erosion prevention and control. The supply of water for municipal, industrial and agricultural purposes is considered in the context of resource conservation. Identification of potential point and diffused sources of pollutants is used to develop efficient, environmentally sustainable and economical methods to preserve high-quality water to sustain human life and water-dependent ecosystems.
Design needed solutions for the management of water and land resources. Evaluate watershed management options; design flood and erosion control systems, water supply and treatment systems and water distribution networks, including water security systems. Develop policies for the preservation of water systems, and use geographic information systems for computerized data management.
The Co-op program in Water Resources Engineering is a five year program, including five work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term.
Note: A minimum of four Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fifth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 26.00.
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