The Clean Water Act (1.5 hrs) Online

$45.00

The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters. This course broadly covers the historical background, purpose, and scope of the Clean Water Act. This course also provides information about the Pollution Control Programs under the CWA, such as protecting watersheds and sources of drinking water, setting wastewater standards for industry, and providing support for municipal wastewater treatment plants. In addition, this course discusses the monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping under Clean Water Act.

Description

The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters. This course broadly covers the historical background, purpose, and scope of the Clean Water Act. This course also provides information about the Pollution Control Programs under the CWA, such as protecting watersheds and sources of drinking water, setting wastewater standards for industry, and providing support for municipal wastewater treatment plants. In addition, this course discusses the monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping under Clean Water Act.

 

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
-Explain the background and purpose of Clean Water Act Regulations
-Identify different measures to control water quality standards
-Identify different sources of water pollution
-Discuss the Clean Water Act compliance and monitoring procedures
-Explain the current and future strategies of EPA to prevent water pollution
-Discuss the scope and regulatory framework of the NPDES program