ENSC 480 - Watersheds
Offered during the fall term
Instructor: Dr. Geoff Hall
Course Description: This course investigates watersheds from the science and engineering aspects common to a diversity of watersheds found across Canada. This course is designed to investigate a wide range of processes in natural and anthropogenically stressed watersheds within the regulatory framework present in Canada today. Topics include: watershed processes, geographic information systems, water quality and contaminants, geology and soils, plant and animal diversity, hydrology and hydrologic management of watersheds, regulatory frameworks and environmental assessment.
Field Training Site: This course, by design, features field training at the Kennedy Field Station in Tamworth, Ontario. The Kennedy Field Station is located along the Salmon River. It is located in a relatively undisturbed reach of the river and has extensive groundwater monitoring wells. This site will be used for conducting river morphology assessments and to introduce the students to groundwater influences within a watershed.