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This course introduces the concepts of soil characteristics and hydrogeology for the purpose of determining the suitability of a given site for a particular purpose or to evaluate environmental conditions. This involves identifying and locating relevant objects and site features with the use of a variety of mapping and database tools as well as via sample collection. A site’s soil characteristics and water balance will be determined and presented in a report summarizing the findings in a manner that is relevant. Students study relevant legislation, ensuring that their plans will meet all requirements and guidelines.