Water Science - Certificate

About a Certificate in Water Science

The certificate in Water Science can be taken in conjunction with any Three-year, Four-year or Honours degree in the College of Arts and Science, except the B.Sc. in Geography. The program is designed to provide students with a strong and structured physical understanding of hydrolical processes that affect the quantity and movement of surface and near-surface waters and the impacts of human activities on water supply and characteristics. Opportunities exist within the minor for students to explore atmosphere-land surface interactions through the application of Geographic Information Science technology in hydrolical modelling, to explore ecosystem interactions of water, and to better understand the linkages between water, landscape and climate. Students are trained in the fundamental background and key practical skills required to address the emerging water problems in Canada.