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Microbial Methods in Water Management

Water is an essential component of our daily lives. Improving water quality contributes to the human, ecosystem, and economic health of our communities. Acquire a basic understanding of water and health, aquatic microbiology, the use of US EPA tools for managing and assessing recreational waters, and the application of basic microbiological and ecological data in environmental mitigation. Emphasis will be on selected areas of interest from the perspective of public health, environmental engineering, and municipal conservation management.


Exposure routes/global burden of disease
• Drinking water
• Recreational waters
• Irrigation waters and food
• Atmospheric deposition

Epidemiology for Engineers
• Linking exposure routes to human health outcomes
• Water-borne disease outbreak investigation case study

Pathogen indicators
• Characteristics of indicators
• Relationship to health effect studies
• Recovery from water samples
• Fate, transport and persistence

Regulatory guidelines
• Drinking water
• Recreational water
• Rivers and streams

Expanded monitoring approaches
• Sanitary surveys/Site assessments
• Source tracking

Rapid assessment methods
• Laboratory based
• Predictive models

Application of assessment data to mitigation
• Stormwater management
o Engineered control measures
o Naturalized measures
• Educational approaches

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This program can be applied toward the:

Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $145
CEUs: 0.7
Email us with your interest, contact:
Murali Vedula,, 414-227-3121
Marcia Gabriel,, 414-227-3378


Spring 2015 Engineering Programs Catalog

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Water Technology Certificate
Congratulations to the latest recipients of UWM's Water Technology Certificate:

Erick Shambarger, June 2014

Mary Ellen Bruesch, July 2014
Kathleen Feyrer, July 2014
Rosalind Rouse, July 2014

Six Sigma Black Belt Recipients
Fall 2013
Congratulations to:

Kyle Anderson
Brandon Barbieri
Greg Farrell
Mark Johnson
Lee Jordan
Timothy Kobb
Eric Leal
Kenneth Maglia
Melvin John Mangalindan
Brad Nasgovitz
Jacob Sloan
Cecilia Stingley
Mitch Taylor

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