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    4 Weeks
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    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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About this course

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Water that falls on the earth embarks on a journey that imparts on it the qualities of the land forms with which it interacts. It is both influenced and influences the watercourses through which it travels. In keeping with this, the role of water in shaping and molding watercourses will be discussed. Land use and its impact on water will also be examined. This includes the implications of agriculture and urbanization on water movement and quality within a watershed.

What you'll learn

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  • Describe overland flow mechanisms for water quantity and quality
  • Explain the interactions between surface water and groundwater
  • Explore surface water flows including lakes, rivers and streams
  • Discuss the implications of land use and land cover on water resources
  • Explore the influence of geology and soils on water quantity and quality

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Geoffrey Hall
Course Instructor
Beaty Water Research Centre, Queen's University

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