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Soil and Water Conservation Engineering - Introduction to Soil Erosion

Learn about soil erosion and measuring soil loss in soil and water conservation engineering in this free online course.

Environmental Studies
Free Course
This free online course on soil erosion will teach you about the mechanics of soil erosion and how to estimate soil loss. Begin the course to learn how the types of erosion affects our environment and various erosion control measures. You will also analyze soil loss measurement techniques; and the role of erosivity and erodibility in soil erosion.
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    4-5 Hours
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The free online course, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering - Introduction to Soil Erosion, will give you a better understanding of soil and water conservation practices and problems. You will first learn about soil erosion from the mechanics, causes and types of soil erosion, as well as various factors affecting soil erosion and the effects of soil erosion, and water erosion control methods.

Also, you will examine the process of soil loss from soil loss estimation and measurement, the universal soil loss equation (USLE), and the concepts of erosivity and erodibility.

This free Alison course on introduction to soil erosion aims at teaching the importance and practices of soil and water conservation as well as soil loss measurement. This course is aimed at students, researchers, professionals, conservationists, and anyone with an interest in soil and water conservation practices.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the mechanics of the soil erosion process
  • Outline various water erosion control methods
  • Highlight the factors affecting soil erosion
  • Discuss the impact of soil erosion on the environment
  • Apply the Universal Soil Loss Equation in measuring soil loss
  • Identify the relationship between erosivity and erodibility


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