ENV462-533:  Water Quality and Health
Charles V. Shorten, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Director, Environmental Health Program
Department of Health, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2360; FAX: (610) 436-2860; Email: cshorten@wcupa.edu

ENV462-533, Water Quality and Health is centered around an in-stream assessment of water quality.  Students examine in-stream quality by observing watershed characteristics such as vegetative cover, land use and agricultural management practices.  At several bridge crossings they examine stream physiography, potential point and non-point sources of pollution and they colled various measurements including pH, conductivity, temperature and dissolved oxygen.  Discrete water samples are collected for analysis of nitrate-nitrogen and phosphate-phosphorus in the Environmental Health Laboratory at West Chester University.  An assessment of total coliforms is  also included for selected samples. 

Summer 2002:  East Branch Brandywine Creek and Main Stem Brandywine

Summer 2006:  East Branch Brandywine Creek

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