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Summer Short Courses Targeted to Water Treatment Professionals

March 15, 2005

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Department will offer two three-day courses in May on water treatment and wastewater treatment plants. The courses are designed to bring municipal engineers and managers up to date on current practices and future trends, recent regulatory changes, and the procedures for planning, design and operation of water and wastewater treatment plants.

Professor Syed Qasim, who has more than 30 years of experience in treatment plant design and operation, is coordinating the short-course program. He and other experts, who have an additional 110 years of experience in the water treatment field, will conduct the classes. These experts are Walter W. Chiang, P.E., Chief Executive Officer of Chiang, Patel & Yerby; Michael G. Morrison, P.E., DEE, Vice President and Manager of Water and Wastewater Engineering at Freese and Nichols; Edward M. Motley, P.E., Vice President and Director of Engineering with Chiang, Patel & Yerby; Guang Zhy, Ph.D., P.E., Associate with Chiang, Patel and Yerby; and Betty L. Jordan, P.E., Manager of Technology for Alan Plummer Associates.

Each course consists of 19 classroom and laboratory contact hours, which are applicable to the Professional Development Hours requirements for the renewal of a Professional Engineer license in Texas. The courses are of interest to consulting design engineers, practitioners, and planners; officials of regulatory agencies; municipal, county, water authorities, and state engineers and professionals; and treatment plant managers.

The two courses are "Water Treatment Plants: Theory and Design," conducted May 16-18, and "Wastewater Treatment Plants: Theory and Design," conducted May 19-21.

The registration fee for course is $690 per person, if entered before May 2. The fee includes a textbook, a set of course notes, lunches, and morning and afternoon coffee breaks. Registration and additional information is available at