WETS1045 Assessment and monitoring of surface waters (2–4 cr)
Legislative oblibgations, principles and practices of surface water status assessment and monitoring. Targets and obligations of management, with special reference to EU.
After the course the student knows
- The objectives and obligations of legislative assessment, monitoring and management of the ecological condition of surface waters, particularly in EU countries.
- The principles, problems and uncertainties of measurement, classification and monitoring of the ecological status.
- The importance of the legislative restrictions and rationales in all activities affecting surface water ecosystems.
- Basics to adopt professional law enforcement, consulting or research tasks related to ecological status assessment, monitoring and management of water bodies.
Lecture exam (2 cr) is compulsory for all, and for MSc program students additional written assignment (2 cr)
Participation in teaching, lecture and exam (2 cr)
Participation in teaching (group work and seminar) (2 cr)
Ryhmätyö ja seminaari
Independent study, for international students (2 cr)