Clean Water and Sanitation

Sustainable Development Goal 6 is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. 

The courses listed below contain content relative to the pursuit of this goal.  Click through to read more about each course, and to be linked to the course page in the UTSC Calendar.

For more information on the Goal itself, visit

Environmental Toxicology


An introduction to the scientific study of the effects of toxic chemicals on biological organisms with special emphasis is placed on the chemistry of major toxicant classes, and on how toxicants are processed by the human body.

Environmental Chemistry


This course will include an introduction to atmospheric chemistry, aqueous chemistry, some agricultural and industrial chemistry, and chemical analysis of contaminants and pollutants.

Introduction to Green Chemistry


The 'twelve principles' of green chemistry will be discussed in the context of developing new processes and reactions (or modifying old ones) to benefit society while minimizing their environmental impact.

Human Health and the Environment


This course explores the relationship between the incidence of disease in human populations and the environmental pollution.

Principles of Hydrology


The water and energy balances; fluxes through natural systems and process at the drainage basin scale: precipitation, evaporation, evapotranspiration and streamflow generation are discussedin this course.



This basic course in hydrogeology introduces the principles of groundwater flow and aquifer storage and shows how a knowledge of these fundamental tools is essential for effective groundwater resource management and protection.

Sustainability in Practice


This course is intended for students who would like to apply theoretical principles of environmental sustainability learned in other courses to real world problems.

Contaminant Hydrogeology


Natural hydrochemical processes; the use of major ions, minor ions, trace metals and environmental isotopes in studying the occurrence and nature of ground water flow. 

Advanced Watershed Hydrology


The motion of water at the hill slope and drainage basin scales and the relationship between surface and subsurface hydrological processes are examined in this course 

Fundamentals of Site Remediation


This course consists of a study of the ways in which hazardous organic and inorganic materials can be removed or attenuated in natural systems.

Water Quality Control


The characteristics of raw water and wastewater, water supply systems, sources of supply, methods of treatment, alternative sources of water and methods of distribution.

Development and Environment


The influences of development on the global environment; species extinction, loss of productive land, reduced access to resources, declining water quality and quantity, and climate change.

Environmental Internship


This course offers students the opportunity to gain practical research experience as an intern with an environmental organization.