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Short Courses

​​​​​​​​Water Quality Management and Risk Assessments at Water Works

Three (3) days

HEQF 2007 NQF Level 7: 5 credits

​Introduction​

The course is a NQF level seven (7) short course and carries five (5)credits. The course is presented over a period of three (3) consecutive learning days.  A typical learning day will consist of approximately eight (8) hours of learning. Participants will be required to work on assignments after completion of learning days.​

Purpose

The purpose of the course is to provide the South African water sector a high level overview of and to coordinate and execute risk-based water safety and operational activities within defined water services scheme. The course intends to enable tutors and trainers, as well as engineers and officials from the three tiers of government to select, review or develop a wastewater risk abatement plan and water safety plan for a defined water services works.  ​

Objective

The objectives of the course are;​

  1. Develop, draw up and evaluate Water Safety Plan and Wastewater Risk Abatement Plan.
  2. Identify the scope and requirements of a water quality safety plan.
  3. Interpret and communicate the results of water quality analyses and programs on various levels of the water supply organization
  4. Manage water quality in drinking water supply systems.
  5. Set-up, service and monitor a technical project team implementing an integrated water quality management plan starting in the catchment progressing through the purification and distribution system ending at the point of delivery.
  6. Understand and apply in practice the important physical, chemical and microbiological water quality issues, with specific attention on regulatory and compliance requirements​.

Target Participants

College lecturers and facilitators, engineers, managers, decision-makers, operations and maintenance personnel from municipalities, water boards,, other national government departments, provincial government departments, private water supply companies, mines, industry, research organizations and universities.

Exit Level Outcomes

On completion of the short course, participants should be able to;

  1. Critically analyze​ how impurities enter the Water Cycle, know who are the main users of water, and interpret the most important impurities and classes of impurities that are found in the water sources used for drinking water supply.
  2. Evaluate which impurities may be prevalent in the different sources, and apply the main criteria when evaluating water supply options.
  3. Evaluate and apply understanding of the physical, chemical and microbiological requirements are of the new SANS 241 of 2015. Identify, interpret, and apply the health and aesthetical effect of these impurities on humans.
  4. Understand what the most important groups and classes of micro-pollutants and chemicals of merging concern are, and what the occurrence and pathways into the water cycle of these micro-pollutants are.​
  5. Critically evaluate the main steps are in performing a water quality assessment, and why are these steps important.
  6. Understand the different sampling techniques, and the developments in on-line water quality assessment (real-time water quality monitoring) .
  7. Assess how water quality results should be interpreted and applied.​

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will comprise the following;

Group presentations (30%) -             Day 3
Open book examination (30%) -        Day 3
Post course assignment (40%)​​ -        Hand in 4 weeks after the course

Further enquiries can be made to Ms. Tania van der Merwe;
e mail: tvdm@sun.ac.za
Tel:     ​+27(0) 21 808 5845​​

Water Treatment Process Management at Water Works

Three (3) days

HEQF 2007 NQF Level 7: 5 credits​

Introduction

The course is a NQF level seven (7) short course and carries five (5)credits. The course is presented over a period of three (3) consecutive learning days.  A typical learning day will consist of approximately eight (8) hours of learning. Participants will be required to work on assignments after completion of learning days​​​

Purpose of the Course

The purpose of the course is to provide the South African water sector a high level overview of the core principles and management concepts of water and wastewater treatment, to enable tutors and trainers, as well as engineers and officials from the three tiers of government to select and apply water and wastewater treatment processes to meet specific water treatment needs. The course also enables participants to plan operation and maintenance plans for water and wastewater treatment plants. Lastly, and importantly, it provides guidance on how to perform an overview evaluation of operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment processes.

Target Participants

College lecturers and facilitators, engineers, managers, decision-makers, operations and maintenance personnel from municipalities, water boards,, other national government departments, provincial government departments, private water supply companies, mines, industry, research organizations and universities.

Exit Level Outcomes

On completion of the short course, participants should be able to

  1. Appraise the water and wastewater treatment needs in the context of community expectations and economic viability.
  2. Analyse and debate the drinking water supply and wastewater treatment legal and regulatory system in South Africa.
  3. Evaluate feasibility of different treatment processes and treatment trains for a variety of treatment applications.
  4. Evaluate the efficiency and sufficiency of operations practices, programs and protocols in water and wastewater treatment.
  5. Demonstrate  the ability to identify, analyze, evaluate, critically reflect on and address complex water and wastewater treatment problems.
  6. Prioritise, and expand on where required, the steps in planning and design of water and wastewater treatment processes.​

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will comprise the following;

Group presentations (30%) -             Day 3
Open book examination (30%) -        Day 3
Post course assignment (40%)​​ -        Hand in 4 weeks after the course

Further enquiries can be made to Ms. Tania van der Merwe;
e mail: tvdm@sun.ac.za
Tel:     ​+27(0) 21 808 5845​​​