Water's the futureWater conservation and management emphasizes water quality protection, a growing area of employment and environmental concern.
You'll learn how to protect and sustainably manage both water and land resources through field procedures and best practices such as protecting surface water and riparian habitats.
Whether on a field trip or in a lab, your hands-on training uses modern field equipment to learn how to do full environmental monitoring, field surveys and protection programs for water and soils.
You’ll be job ready on two fronts: practical job skills and industry-required safety certification. That includes safe ATV and boat operation.
You’ll develop employable skills in environmental sampling, site assessment and waste management. They include:
- Surface water, ground water, air, vegetation and soil monitoring & sampling techniques
- Field techniques in biomonitoring and habitat assessment
- Phase I and II site assessments in upstream oil and gas, commercial and industrial settings
Live the learning as you spend significant amounts of time in the field and lab getting hands-on experience putting your classroom knowledge to work.
Interact with government and industry on field trips and at regional conferences such the Alberta Lake Management Society annual workshop.