Environmental Studies
Continuing & Professional Education

Certificate
in Water Resource Management

Part-time, in-class or online study tailored for:

  • hydrologists
  • hydrogeologists
  • soil scientists
  • environmental professionals

This cer­tifi­cate pro­vides spe­cial­ized train­ing to increase your pro­fes­sion­al capac­i­ty of man­ag­ing the aquat­ic resources in our envi­ron­ment. This pro­gram offers hands-on appli­ca­tions with real-world sit­u­a­tions and respon­sive edu­ca­tion. Stu­dents will enhance their pro­fes­sion­al skill-set and knowl­edge based on cur­rent research, reg­u­la­tions, and applications.

Course con­tent explores the man­age­ment, eval­u­a­tion, and mon­i­tor­ing require­ments of both sur­face water (hydrol­o­gy) and ground­wa­ter (hydro­ge­ol­o­gy) resources, as well as soil clas­si­fi­ca­tion and wet­lands delineation.

Envi­ron­men­tal pro­fes­sion­als work­ing with wet­lands and ripar­i­an areas, as well as in the fields of hydrol­o­gy, hydro­ge­ol­o­gy, and soil sci­ence, will ben­e­fit from this pro­gram. These cours­es are rec­og­nized by the Alber­ta Insti­tute of Agrol­o­gists as senior-lev­el agrol­o­gy cours­es relat­ed to entrance into the pro­fes­sion and to aug­ment core knowl­edge require­ments relat­ed to a prac­tice area in AIA.

                                                                   
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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1 year
  • Pay as you go
Earn a Certificate
in Water Resource Management

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now

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4 courses needed to graduate with this UAlberta Certificate and become a UAlberta Associate Alumni.

You can register for a course without applying angd enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Cours­es may be com­plet­ed indi­vid­u­al­ly or as part of the cer­tifi­cate. There are no pre­req­ui­sites to take the cours­es; pri­or knowl­edge of con­tent area, how­ev­er, is expect­ed for stu­dent suc­cess. Stu­dents are expect­ed to pos­sess entry-lev­el knowl­edge of the sub­ject mat­ter through job train­ing, pre­vi­ous edu­ca­tion, or work expe­ri­ence in a com­ple­men­tary envi­ron­men­tal sector.

Select cours­es count for cred­it with­in the Envi­ron­men­tal Reme­di­a­tion cer­tifi­cate, Land Recla­ma­tion cer­tifi­cate, and Soil Sci­ence certificate.

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
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