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Drinking Water Treatment and Management EENG 7435

Environmental Engineering Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This course will cover drinking water quality and associated public health concerns. Particular emphasis will be placed on the multiple-barrier concept for the inactivation of microorganisms, as well as the preservation of distribution system water quality. A substantial portion of the course will deal with practical design of commonly used treatment processes for the production of potable water. The course further identifies state of practice standards for Integrated Water Resource Management tools, designs and integrated strategies. Best practice case studies examine opportunities for innovative Integrated Water Resource Management systems for the 21st Century. Adaptive strategies coming to the fore as a result of climate change impacts are discussed. Innovative approaches to stakeholder engagement in a culture of openness and accountability are explored.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of EENG 7435 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 87519


Tue Jan 09 - Tue Apr 23 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 87519
  • Domestic fees $826.81
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 23 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2745

Inderjit Singh

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. RESERVED: Course registration is restricted to students currently admitted in the EE program. Students must meet all pre-requisites and co-requisites. BEFORE YOU REGISTER, you must email Program Assistant for permission to take this course. Include your BCIT ID A#. No class on Reading Break Feb 20-23, 2024.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Appraise the significance of water demand (based on water consumption statistics) and the characterization of water quality in relation to treatment system design.
  • Assess key bacteriological water quality parameters to ensure the production of potable water according to criteria established under the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality and the BC Safe Drinking Water Regulation.
  • Compare the water treatment philosophies practiced in North America and other parts of the world, including discussion of standards set by the WHO and EEC.
  • Discuss the significance of source water protection to minimize water quality risks.
  • Describe the principles of coagulation/flocculation, clarification and filtration as they pertain to water treatment plant design.
  • Discuss the principles of water softening, corrosion control and primary and secondary disinfection as they pertain to water treatment process design.
  • Discuss the formation potential of disinfection by-products and microbial regrowth in distribution systems and their associated exposure risks.
  • Summarize economic, social and environmental aspects of water as a component of all the natural resources in a given catchment unit.
  • Discuss innovative social approaches to the water resource management including equitable access, enhanced role for minority groups, gender equality and best practices based on other socio-economic indicators.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Drinking Water Treatment and Management (EENG 7435) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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