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 a UAlberta Certificate and become a UAlberta Associate Alumni.

You can register for a course without applying and 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.

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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