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CEE/EHS 597B - Potable Water for Small and Disadvantaged Communities

Course Schedule
Date Class # L P Topics Required Reading Instructor
9/6 1 L01 P01
Overview of US water supply, types of systems, system sizes, demographics
none Reckhow
9/11 2 L02 P02
Basics of water systems, physical components and treatment

RCAP, 2011

Reckhow
9/13 3 L03 P03
Field Trip to Atkins WTP (9AM)
Dumais et al. Reckhow
9/18 4 L04 P04
Options for local case studies and Res’Eau community Circle approach
Res'Eau, 2017 Reckhow
9/20 5 L05  
Waterborne Disease Risk
Walkerton Ford
9/25 6 L06 P06
Wells and Groundwater
Boutt
9/27 7 L07  
Overview of water system economics
EPA Pricing & Rate Setting Milman
10/2 8 L08 P08
Regulatory requirements for small systems
NPDW Regs Reckhow
10/4 9 L09  
Institutions & Political challenges
Milman
10/10 10    
Group reports on information & stakeholder needs
  students
10/11 11    
Water quality in distribution systems & biofilms + sanitary surveys
DEP, 2006 Kumpel & Ford
10/16 12    
Case studies/Assessing capacity
see email Kumpel
10/18 13 L13  
Environmental justice & SDWA
click here Milman
10/23 14    
Special issues when working with tribal systems
click here Ford
10/25 15 L15 P15
Special Topics: DBPs
click here Reckhow
10/30 16 L16 P16
Source water protection: best practices & case studies
click here Cohen
11/1 17 L17 P17
Special Topics: Fe/Mn & asset management
click here Tobiason & Wittbold
11/6 18    
Plant operations  (meet at Northampton WTP)
click here Sparks
11/8 19    
Group mid-term reports
  students
11/13 20    
The service provider perspective I
  Leach
11/15 21    
The service provider perspective II
  Balmer
11/27 22    
Case Studies from Kenya
  Gikonyo & Kumpel
11/29 23    
Tribal water system operations
  Thompson
12/4 24    
Data flows and Information and Communication Technologies
  Kumpel
12/6 25    
Final Project Presentations
  students
12/11 26    
Final Project Presentations
  students
 

Notes: L => full size pdf of lecture slides; P = > print version with 2 slides per page

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