F&ES 712b / 2016-2017

Water Resource Management

Credits: 4

Spring 2017: Th, 2:30-6:00, Sage 24
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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, quantity and quality issues, and 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. Prerequisites: F&ES 515a and 610a. Enrollment limited to eighteen.

Prerequisites for F&ES 712:
F&ES 515: Physical Sciences for Environmental Management
F&ES 610: Science to Solutions: Flint, Michigan

Limited to 18
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