F&ES 712b

Water Resource Management

2016-2017
Credits: 4
Spring 2017: 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, 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 sixteen.

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

Limited to 16