Basic Sampling I – Water Quality and Spill Response

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink…? Find out how to tell! Learn how to take samples to determine water quality.

This course is the fifth component of the Online Environmental Monitoring Certificate. In this valuable course, students will learn how to collect and analyze water samples for baseline studies as well as quality assurance. This course also explores preventative methods and corrective responses when spill occurs. Learn from industry experts about sampling, spill response, and key equipment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the purposes of sampling.
  • Learn sample definitions and designs.
  • Define water quality.
  • Understand how to access and use water quality standards.
  • Learn how to measure water quality.
  • Examine case studies.
  • Define a spill.
  • Know how to prevent spills.
  • Learn about spill containment and spill kits.
  • Understand spill reporting.
Kevin Christie

Kevin Christie, BSc, RPBio, PBiol, AAg

I’m a Registered Professional Biologist working with EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc., an environmental consulting company in Prince George, BC. I’m a graduate from the Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Program at Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC where I received a technical diploma.

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Nicki Veikle

Nicki Veikle B. Sc, A.Sc.T, Environmental Scientist

Nicki Veikle is an Environmental Scientist with experience working in private and public sector. As an environmental consultant, Nicki has done her fair share of environmental monitoring of construction projects.

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Jason Yarmish

Jason Yarmish, BSC, RPBio.

Jason Yarmish is a Professional Biologist with over 18 years of experience working throughout western Canada. Jason completed his BSc in Natural Resource Management as a Fisheries major in 2001.

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