Introduction to the UK Water Industry

Course Overview

This online module is particularly designed for new entrants to the water sector. It will be of interest whatever discipline or department you work in or whatever your background, whether you work in a water company itself, a consultancy servicing the sector or another organisation that is actively engaged with, or dealing with, UK water businesses.

The focus of this module is on a general description and overview that demonstrates the way in which the different aspects of a water business link together to deliver their services and products. The technical content of this module is limited to only that which is required to appreciate the nature of the various water treatment or pollution removal processes.

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this online learning module, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the water and wastewater industry and the drivers for the sustainable use, management and development of the water resource;
  • Explain the current legislative provisions governing the water and wastewater industry across different parts of the U.K.; and
  • Articulate the principal treatment processes for drinking water and wastewater used in the U.K.

Course Duration

This module has a learning time equivalent to 6 – 8 hours spread over 4 weeks, and you will have three months access to the Online Course portal.

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£175 + VAT = £210.

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