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Clean Water Program Regulations and Management

An elective course in the Certificate Program in Environmental Management.

Course Description

Gain an in-depth understanding of the impact and control of water pollution from urban runoff and other human activities. Grasp new insight into the evolving role of comprehensive watershed protection management. Enhance your knowledge of topics that include: review of the permitting and monitoring requirements for construction, industrial, commercial, and residential activities with emphasis on Best Management Practices (BMPs); management of urban runoff from the facility, community and watershed perspectives; Low Impact Development (LID); Hydro-modification Plan (HMP); receiving waters Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs); and the roles of education and enforcement in the successful management of urban runoff pollution. A field trip provides hands-on, practical experience utilizing BMPs.

Prerequisite: One year of college chemistry, or CHEM X470, Introductory Chemistry of Hazardous Materials.

NOTE: This course is an online course utilizing Zoom Meeting for weekly live online synchronous meetings. Participant login information will be provided by instructor in week one.  Students will need to have access to the internet, have speakers and a microphone. These sessions are all recorded so should you not be able to make a live session due to time zone differences, work or a personal matter please inform the instructor 24 hours in advance. For those that live in different time zones please notify instructor on day one of any conflicts about being able to participate in the live meeting sessions.

  • Details
  • $735
  • September 27, 2021 to December 05, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00188
  • ID/Units: ENGRCEE X468.3  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2021


Mo. Lahsaie, Ph.D., REHS, has over 18 years of experience as an Environmental Officer with the City of Oceanside. In his job with the City he planed, organized, and administered the City's Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Programs, the management and inspection activities of the City's Stormwater Program in compliance with National Pollutants Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting, and coordinated activities surrounding the City's Watershed Protection Program. Prior to this, he was an Environmental Scientist in the Watershed Protection Branch of the CAL-EPA Regional Water Quality Control Board-San Diego. Dr. Lahsaie has over 12 years of experience with the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health directing investigations and remediation of contaminated sites, managing cases with underground storage tanks and releases of petroleum solvents, pesticides, heavy metals and hazardous wastes.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START09/27/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC09/27/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/04/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/11/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/18/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/25/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/01/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/08/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/15/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/22/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/29/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
END12/05/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---