Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Water quality monitoring (WQM) workshop for Sengkang Floating Wetland

Below is a copy of the invitation sent out to MOE teachers.

Dear Educators,

We would like to invite you and your teachers to attend PUB’s Water Quality Monitoring Workshop:

Admission is free and course materials and equipments will be provided. Teachers will also receive a complimentary copy of the book,“ Your First Guide To Water Quality Monitoring in Singapore”, written by Mr Kwok Chen Ko in collaboration with PUB and the NTUC Water Education Fund.

This course is suitable for

 Science teachers, Green Club teachers and teachers interested in environmental or field work

 Teachers who are interested in conducting Water Quality Monitoring with students.

 Any teachers with a passion for the environment!

Mr Kwok Chen Ko, Environmental Science lecturer from Singapore Polytechnic.

Course objectives

To introduce importance of water quality in the environment and how water quality monitoring can be carried out. At the end of the course, teachers will be able to:

(a) Appreciate the importance of water quality to the health of the environment.

(b) Explain how several fundamental water quality parameters interact with aquatic life.

(c) Perform field sampling of water.

(d) Perform water analyses in the field and classroom.

Topics covered

1. The types of freshwater systems in Singapore

2. What is water quality?

3. Important water quality parameters

4. The art of water sampling

5. The science of water analysis

6. How to conduct sampling, analysis and collection of water in the field.

Programme outline
The workshop consists of a classroom lecture followed by field work at the nearby Sengkang Floating Wetland.

Time Activity

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Registration of participants

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Lecture session:

-Introduction to Water Quality Monitoring in Singapore

- Water quality monitoring parameters

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Practical session:

-Practical water quality testing exercise at Sengkang Floating Wetland

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Debriefing session

Admission is limited to the first 20 participants only, so do register by 4 November 2011.

For registration please contact:

Ms Farah’ Ain Niza
Email: Farahain_Niza_Md_Tamren@pub.gov.sg
Tel no : 6731 3274