[F&ES 712b] / 2013-2014

Water Resource Management

Credits: 3

Spring 2014: Time and location TBA


An intermediate-level exploration of water resource management at scales ranging from local to global. The course looks at multiple dimensions of the water crisis, including both human and ecosystem impacts; both quantity and quality issues; and both science and policy. Theory is illustrated through a variety of case studies. Topics covered include: global water resources; flooding; water scarcity; residential, agricultural, and industrial water use; water and health; impacts of climate change and land use change; stormwater management; dams and other technologies for water management; human impacts on aquatic ecosystems; water and energy; water economics; water rights; and water conflict and cooperation. Three hours lecture, several homework assignments, several field trips.  

Prerequisites for F&ES 712:
F&ES 610: Science to Solutions: How Should We Manage Water