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Watershed Management

Certification

Online

Course Delivery

7

Courses

$100 per course

Tuition

2 weeks per class

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

Watershed management requires an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. Law, policy, community planning and development, stakeholder involvement and resource economics contribute as much to solutions as engineering, biology, hydrology and chemistry. To meet this challenge the Michigan Water Environment Association and the Institute of Water Research (IWR) at Michigan State University have teamed up and developed an interdisciplinary educational program that offers professionals and advanced students with responsibilities or interests in watershed management a unique opportunity to acquire certification online. Those that will find these courses beneficial include Consultants; Policy Makers; Civil and Environmental Engineers; Instructors and Researchers at Universities; Landscape Engineers and Architects; Public Works Personnel; Regulatory Staff; Scientists; and Advanced Degree Students.

Program Outcomes

Benefits from taking this online course include having a better understanding of the interdisciplinary approach to watershed management. Participants and students completing all seven modules will be awarded a certificate in watershed management from the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA). They will also receive a complimentary one-year MWEA Membership. The MWEA represents more than 2,000 water quality professionals statewide who are dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing Michigan's water resources. The MWEA brings together a diverse group of individuals whose careers involve the water environment and who have similar objectives from a variety of backgrounds. MWEA provides a forum for all water environment topics.

Career Outlook

 

Those taking the set of courses will be well informed on watershed management and have a better understanding of the complexity and multi-disciplinary nature of the subject. They will have earned a certificate in Watershed Management from a well-established environmental organization and will be better positioned to compete for positions that take a watershed management approach to solving real-world problems.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Dr. Lois Wolfson

Course Administrator, Institute of Water Research

Course Information

 

The seven online courses offered are:

  1. Basics of Hydrology
  2. Addressing Water Quality
  3. Socioeconomic Considerations, Institutions & Management Issues
  4. Developing & Implement Watershed Management Plans
  5. Tools & Modeling for Watershed Management
  6. Understanding Soil Erosion & Sediment and Pollution
  7. Historical & Legal Issues of Watershed Management

An additional course on Best Management Practices for Drains and Water Resources Maintenance is also available.

This program is not offered for university transcript-able credit, but is offered for certification. There are 7 modules that must be completed to receive Watershed Certification from the Michigan Water Environment Association.

Open Enrollment

 

To participate in this program: 

Online courses are designed to be flexible to accommodate personal schedules. In general each course should be completed within two to three weeks. Participants are expected to complete the entire program within 24 months. Courses need not be taken sequentially and can be taken simultaneously.

Each course is offered entirely on line and can be accessed 24/7. Each course cost: $100 each.

Register Here 

Tuition & Fees

  

 In-State Tuition  Out-of-State Tuition  Flat Fees
 $100 per course $100 per course $30 initial one-time fee 

 

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

Watershed management requires an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. Law, policy, community planning and development, stakeholder involvement and resource economics contribute as much to solutions as engineering, biology, hydrology and chemistry. To meet this challenge the Michigan Water Environment Association and the Institute of Water Research (IWR) at Michigan State University have teamed up and developed an interdisciplinary educational program that offers professionals and advanced students with responsibilities or interests in watershed management a unique opportunity to acquire certification online. Those that will find these courses beneficial include Consultants; Policy Makers; Civil and Environmental Engineers; Instructors and Researchers at Universities; Landscape Engineers and Architects; Public Works Personnel; Regulatory Staff; Scientists; and Advanced Degree Students.

Program Outcomes

Benefits from taking this online course include having a better understanding of the interdisciplinary approach to watershed management. Participants and students completing all seven modules will be awarded a certificate in watershed management from the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA). They will also receive a complimentary one-year MWEA Membership. The MWEA represents more than 2,000 water quality professionals statewide who are dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing Michigan's water resources. The MWEA brings together a diverse group of individuals whose careers involve the water environment and who have similar objectives from a variety of backgrounds. MWEA provides a forum for all water environment topics.

Career Outlook

 

Those taking the set of courses will be well informed on watershed management and have a better understanding of the complexity and multi-disciplinary nature of the subject. They will have earned a certificate in Watershed Management from a well-established environmental organization and will be better positioned to compete for positions that take a watershed management approach to solving real-world problems.

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Dr. Lois Wolfson

Course Administrator, Institute of Water Research

Course Information

 

The seven online courses offered are:

  1. Basics of Hydrology
  2. Addressing Water Quality
  3. Socioeconomic Considerations, Institutions & Management Issues
  4. Developing & Implement Watershed Management Plans
  5. Tools & Modeling for Watershed Management
  6. Understanding Soil Erosion & Sediment and Pollution
  7. Historical & Legal Issues of Watershed Management

An additional course on Best Management Practices for Drains and Water Resources Maintenance is also available.

This program is not offered for university transcript-able credit, but is offered for certification. There are 7 modules that must be completed to receive Watershed Certification from the Michigan Water Environment Association.

Open Enrollment

 

To participate in this program: 

Online courses are designed to be flexible to accommodate personal schedules. In general each course should be completed within two to three weeks. Participants are expected to complete the entire program within 24 months. Courses need not be taken sequentially and can be taken simultaneously.

Each course is offered entirely on line and can be accessed 24/7. Each course cost: $100 each.

Register Here 

Tuition & Fees

  

 In-State Tuition  Out-of-State Tuition  Flat Fees
 $100 per course $100 per course $30 initial one-time fee 

 

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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