Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
4236100 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control 3.0 3
Description Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution of streams, lakes, and estuaries has been a critical concern throughout the world. The difficulty in both identifying and assessing nonpoint source pollution resides precisely in the complex nature of NPS. This course aims to expose students to state-of-the-art tools and techniques for developing effective Best Management Practice (BMP) allocation plans to control NPS pollution at the watershed scale. The foundations of this course will be focused on definition of NPS pollution, NPS pollutant dynamics in bioenvironmental systems, watershed hydrology and NPS pollutant transport, as well as BMPs for NPS pollution control. Students will next learn how to apply Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), hydrologic modeling and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to the solutions of NPS pollution problems in watersheds. The tools and techniques presented are flexible and students will be able to apply them to solve NPS type of proble