SAIT launches integrated water program

Ground Water Canada
March 27, 2019
By Ground Water Canada
Calgary – The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, along with industry partner Imperial, has created a program to give students the tools and expertise they need to work on solutions for global water issues.

Integrated Water Management is a two-year diploma program for students with a passion for water and the environment. Graduates will have transferable skills for working in such industries as energy, government, non-profit, agriculture, education, food and beverage, manufacturing, engineering and construction, SAIT said in a news release on its website.

The program will focus on such areas as water monitoring program development and execution, site assessment and identifying sources of pollution and contamination; project management and communication; and hands-on learning experience including field school, classroom and virtual reality labs.

“This is a program for the future which will build leadership, expertise and the entrepreneurial skills industry demands from the next generation of water professionals,” says David Ross, SAIT president and CEO. “Thanks to the ongoing support from Imperial, SAIT continues to define best-in-class with programs that exceed the global demands of tomorrow.”

The college recognized the need for new programing in responsible water management after consulting with industry partners, including Imperial, which invested $1 million toward program development and implementation.

“SAIT has a clear interest in ensuring sustainable water management, which includes not only exploring new water usage technologies and less water-intensive uses, but also talent development in water," said Pablo Pina Poujol, SAIT academic chair of the Water Sustainability department.

For more information, visit the SAIT website.

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