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 https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg6

Environmental Toxicology

BIOC65H3

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

CHMB55H3

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

CHMD89H3

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

EESA10H3

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

Principles of Hydrology

EESB04H3

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.

Groundwater

EESC07H3

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

EESC34H3

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

EESD02H3

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

EESD11H3

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

EESD15H3

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

STEB42H3

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

IDSB02H3

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

SOED01H3

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