After studying this course, you should be able to:
describe the chemical compositions of natural waters, and explain how and why these compositions vary
describe the main sources of water pollution, the main types of pollutant and how each type may be controlled
outline the extent of water pollution in the UK and in selected global locations
identify the criteria for drinking water acceptability in the EU, and outline the processes used to treat water for a public water supply
outline how sewage may be treated before discharge to the environment.