Water Quality Basics

Location: Online: Self-Paced

Tuition: $0.00

Water Quality Basics 101 takes learners on a virtual expedition through water quality issues, including primers on the hydrologic cycle and determinants of water quality. Later sections provide more detail and address key issues for water quality, such as fate and transport, iron and manganese, hard water, fire in the watershed, animal feeding operations, nutrients, wastewater treatment and emerging contaminants. Nearly 50 short videos make content presentation lively and engaging.

Water Quality 101 is an update of the Water Quality Expedition (WQE) program that was initially released by the Montana Water Center in 2005. Water Quality 101 contains the same information as WQE, with content reviewed and updated to match current standards and regulations.

Water Quality Basics is brought to you by the Montana Water Center in partnership with Academic Technology and Outreach of MSU and funded by EPSCoR

Fee:   $0.00

Online: Self-Paced

This online class is self-paced. You will receive an automated email from MSU Outreach with login instructions for the Brightspace (D2L) learning management system. Registrations are processed each day. If you do not receive email, within 24 hours please email outreachadmin@montana.edu

The primary audience is small systems water operators, yet information on hydrology and water quality could benefit a wide variety of professionals, such as local and state level policy makers and planners, educators, construction managers, landowners, natural resource managers, real estate professionals and others.

Individuals may take a 50-point final quiz and attain a certificate of completion for this course. A score of 70% must be achieved to earn the certificate. We cannot guarantee that the certificate will be accepted for CEUs. However, we are able to vouch for the content, accuracy and relevance of these resources should individuals desire to apply for CEUs, in their own state, using these resources. We strongly recommend investigating this potential with your state’s certifying organization before beginning this program.

For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.


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