The Science of Clean Water

Clean water is essential to life. More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is made up of water and water is a home to millions of species, a natural resource and transport network, as well as a key regulator to our climate. In recent decades, however, watercourses often receive many organic and inorganic pollutants which are released into the environment as a result of domestic, agricultural and industrial activities, thereby deteriorating the water quality and leading to eutrophication. The pollutants (a.k.a. nutrients) may also stimulate algal growth and consequently form “algal blooms”. To continue enjoying the benefits of clean water, we need to monitor and regulate our water quality as well as ensuring adequate treatment of wastewater for safe discharge of effluent into watercourses, while protecting the marine and freshwater habitats.

This Applied Learning Module (ApLM) aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge and skills so that they can contribute to the solutions of water pollution issues through experiencing the important activities/tasks a water quality analyst and water treatment engineer performs/undertakes.

This Applied Learning Module (ApLM) will provide aspiring environmental officers, a taste of our Diploma in Environmental and Marine Science programme.


To register, please visit MOE’s portal.
For any enquiries regarding this ApLM, please contact us for assistance.

Environmental Technologies