Water Resources Engineering

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Design. Create. Solve.

Guelph Engineering students experience Engineering Design from the moment they walk in the door.  At Guelph, you will take part in our integrated approach to engineering design starting immediately in your first semester. Your design experience continues to build in each year of your program and many 3rd and 4th year courses have a large design component built directly into the curriculum. 

Capstone Design Project

In your final year, you will work with students from multiple engineering disciplines to complete a final design project that focuses on your area of interest.  This capstone course allows students to complete a project from beginning to end, in their chosen field and under the guidance of a faculty advisor.  The comprehensive design course prepares our students to envision and develop new and effective solutions to issues in our world.

Examples of Water Resources Engineering capstone design projects are: 

  • Proposed water conservation measures for the City of Guelph
  • Improved operation of oil-grit separators using simulation of flow patterns
  • Urban stormwater drainage systems design for areas susceptible to natural disasters
  • Dam removal and stream rehabilitation at Saugeen River in Walkerton, ON
  • Design of a grey water treatment system for homes using indoor planters
  • Design of an improved drinking water supply for rural areas of Bangladesh
  • Design of remediation schemes for reclaiming saline soils in Gujarat, India
  • Design of improved stormwater systems for the Toronto Zoo
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1