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Certificate in Water Reclamation

Water reclamation facility

The Certificate in Water Reclamation from UW–Madison expands your capabilities and understanding of water reclamation so you’re prepared to improve current projects and tackle emerging challenges.


Is this program right for you?

UW–Madison’s Certificate in Water Reclamation is designed to give you the skills needed for improving critical technologies and processes, communicating across disciplines and helping your company prepare for the future of the water reclamation industry. The certificate is ideal for a wide variety of water professionals, including engineers, managers, consultants, operations and maintenance professionals.

Our nationally recognized courses combine key principles, case studies, problem solving and interactive discussions. Each course is regularly updated to include the most relevant practices and insights, and are taught by a variety of acclaimed experts from academia, consulting, and private and public sector agencies.

You learn in a face-to-face environment with fellow water professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Water reclamation professionals help to protect public health, the environment and essential resources, and the Certificate in Water Reclamation helps you continue to do so while shaping the industry. It will also give you a valued credential that identifies you as a leader in the field.

Is this program right for you?

UW–Madison’s Certificate in Water Reclamation is designed to give you the skills needed for improving critical technologies and processes, communicating across disciplines and helping your company prepare for the future of the water reclamation industry. The certificate is ideal for a wide variety of water professionals, including engineers, managers, consultants, operations and maintenance professionals.

Our nationally recognized courses combine key principles, case studies, problem solving and interactive discussions. Each course is regularly updated to include the most relevant practices and insights, and are taught by a variety of acclaimed experts from academia, consulting, and private and public sector agencies.

You learn in a face-to-face environment with fellow water professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Water reclamation professionals help to protect public health, the environment and essential resources, and the Certificate in Water Reclamation helps you continue to do so while shaping the industry. It will also give you a valued credential that identifies you as a leader in the field.

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How you'll learn

  • Complete any five of the eligible courses listed, in any order.
  • Select courses that meet your own individual needs and interests.
  • Prepare and submit a satisfactory case study or issue paper on a topic of your choice that is relevant to your own individual career and interests.

Sample curriculum

Complete Any Five Eligible Courses

  • Wastewater Treatment Processes and Technologies
  • The Role of Microorganisms in Wastewater Treatment
  • Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Reclamation: Emerging Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
  • Sanitary Sewer Engineering and Collection System Management
  • Instrumentation and Control for Water and Wastewater Processes
  • Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations
  • Understanding Water Chemistry for Practical Application
  • Essentials of Drinking Water Treatment
  • Asset Management Practices for Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • Essentials of Hydraulics for Civil and Environmental Professionals

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