Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Water Quality Monitoring in Sungei Mandai Besar (18 Jun 08)

S. Mandai B. starts off as a canal.

Lots of drains flowing into SMB. This appears to be the outlet from the nearby wastewater treatment plant.

SMB is surrounded by mangrove further downstream. Tide has yet to come in.

SMB is not a particular clean stream with various industries situated in its drainage basin.

Back at the lab - testing for bacteria in water sample from SMB

Monday, June 16, 2008

Water Quality Monitoring in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (10 Jun 08)

Even though it was around noon (11a.m.-1p.m.), the weather was perfect for a quick survey of several streams on Bukit Timah Hill.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

AEM: Water Quality and Pollution

Title: Water Quality and Pollution
Code: AEM/SP/MS/008
Offered by: Singapore Polytechnic
Coordinated by: Kwok Chen Ko

This AEM focuses on understanding and testing of water quality in Singapore's natural areas. It is ideal for students interested in environmental work in the outdoors and laboratory. Experiential and reflective learning are naturally incorporated in this module.

Learning outcomes
a) Understand water sources and the aquatic environment
b) Understand how water chemistry affects water quality
c) Understand the interactions and interdependencies in a water ecosystem
d) Appreciate the impacts of water pollution beyond the immediate water system
e) Appreciate the importance and techniques of water sampling and monitoring
f) Understand the theory and practice of water pollution prevention
g) Appreciate the relevant regulations and legislation on water quality

This module facilitates learning through:
a) field work - water monitoring and sampling in natural areas e.g. Bt Timah, Sungei Buloh
b) laboratory work
c) interactive learning activities e.g. web of life, map assessment

Monday, June 09, 2008

MOE short course in Singapore Polytechnic (9 Jun 08)

Course Title: Experimental and Experiential Chemistry

Sunday, June 01, 2008

MOE short course: My forest is DYING and the role of water quality (28 May 08)

Click here for a writeup of this short course. The next run of this course will be on 3 Sep 2008 for MOE. Please see details in Traisi.

Water quality testing in the field

Water quality testing in the lab

All in a (half a) day's work - over hill, over dale; rain or shine