Domestic Waste Water: Environmental Impact and Treatment Short course


This course will provide a background to the environmental impacts and treatment of wastewater. 

The half-day session will be hosted at the University Environmental Technology Field Station at an operational sewage works, so in addition to presentations, there will be an opportunity to tour the site and collect sewage samples to test in the onsite laboratories. 

The course will also consider the regional development challenges caused by the nitrate neutrality agenda and what options are available to meet these conditions.

We're running this course twice - you can book to attend either the morning session or the afternoon session.

This course is suitable for

  • SMEs
  • Corporate organisations
  • Managers
  • Line managers
  • Supervisors
  • Mentors and coaches
  • Employees interested in career development

Course details


  • Location: University of Portsmouth Environmental Technology Field Station, Petersfield Wastewater Treatment Works
  • Duration: Half-day

Date and time

  • Wednesday 23 June 2021
  • Either 9:30am to 12:30pm OR 1.15pm to 4.15pm


  • £140

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll:

  • describe the fundamental mechanisms of sewage related water pollution
  • undertake the most common water quality tests relevant to wastewater pollution
  • gain an overview of domestic wastewater treatment
  • understand the regional issues related to water quality and development


Professor John Williams has worked in wastewater and sustainable drainage teaching and research for more than 30 years. He’s the Director of the Environmental Technology Field Station and has led many projects studying constructed wetlands and advanced wastewater treatment technologies in the UK and overseas.

Dr Peter Cruddas has worked in water and wastewater engineering, both in the UK and internationally for 13 years, working closely with industry including most major UK water utilities. His current research activity focuses on nutrient neutrality in the Solent and he is a member of the East Hampshire Catchment Partnership, a collaborative project aiming to improve water quality in the region.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

How to book

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