Basics of Water Resources: Wetland Basics (RV-5521)

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Once perceived as worthless, wetlands are now known to be vital to water quality, erosion control, species diversity, biological productivity and even climate. Their form and function involves a complex interaction between geological setting, hydrology and climate. Their reaction to and interaction with human activity in a region will determine the future of humans in that region, since they ultimately play a role in water quality, flood control, pollution and climate control as well as providing food and recreational resources. This 3-hour interactive online course covers the fundamentals of wetlands.
Distance Learning
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Remediation / Brownfields
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
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At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
•Discuss the concepts of wetlands, their formation and their natural evolution
•Explain the environmental functions of wetlands – including their role in water quality and flood protection as well as their biological functions
•Recognize the parameters that delineate and define a wetland
•Describe the chemical cycles that are active in wetlands
•Discuss the complex interaction of chemical, hydrologic, physical and biological cycles within wetlands and surrounding environments
•Explain the relationship of wetlands to key environmental issues
•Recite the basic vocabulary of wetlands used by scientists and legislators
Donna Rona
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