Jun 13, 2021  
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Water Management

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Program Description

As a graduate of the Integrated Water Management diploma program you will recognize the role of total water management in identifying local solutions for global water issues. You will demonstrate knowledge of the complex elements, interfaces, and approaches considered in supporting practical integrated water management. As a student, you will acquire specialized applied knowledge and market-sought skills developed through a work-integrated capstone research project in either Water Environmental Technologies or Advanced Industry Applications.

Abbreviated Program Description


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

Your Career

Graduates may find employment as Junior water analyst, Water systems designer, Designer - level 1 (water related), Field Inspector, Junior planner/policy analyst/strategist, or Jr. Watershed planner.

Student Success

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs. An interest in science and mathematics would be an asset. Specific interest in physics and chemistry are desirable.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Integrated Water Management Diploma.


Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1, OR 60% in English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in Math 30-1, OR Pure Math 30, AND,
  • At least 50% in Chemistry 20, AND,
  • At least 50% in Physics 20, AND
  • At least 50% in Biology 20.

All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline

Year 1

Year 2

Total Credits 60

Program Outcomes

Program Outcome

1 Water Fundamentals: Describe fundamental concepts of integrated water management. 

2 Policies and Regulations: Demonstrate how policies, frameworks, and regulatory processes influence decision making in water management.

3 Water Cycle Monitoring: Explain water quality, quantity, availability, and how they inform decision-making across sectors.

4 Plan Development: Support the development of an integrated water management plan.

5 Water Management Influences: Identify influences on water management including economic, environmental, health, human interaction, climate change, extreme events, policy, and others.

6 Processes and Forecasting: Incorporate interdisciplinary science in determining and forecasting how water moves through a watershed and a water management system.

7 Watershed Risks: Predict risks to watershed resiliency (economic, social, climate).

8 Data: Manage data acquisition, organization, formatting, and reporting

9 Infrastructure: Plan, install, operate, and maintain field equipment for hydrometric monitoring and related environmental variables.

10 Global Drivers: Differentiate global climate, geopolitical, and economic drivers of water management.

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