Water Resource Science and Management Specialization

The Specialization builds student expertise in the science, policy, and management of water resources in preparation for careers that call for solutions to challenges posed by the world's emerging and longstanding water-related issues.

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    Students seeking employment within federal and state environmental agencies (e.g., USGS, USEPA, DEP), environmental non-governmental organizations (e.g., WRI, Nature Conservancy), international development agencies, local and interstate watershed commissions, industry, and environmental consulting firms should consider this specialization.

    Program Courses

    Core

    Two required courses.

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 712
    Water Management
      Anisfeld
    M,W 4:00-5:20
      Anisfeld
    ENV 735
    Hydrologic Science for Environmental Managers
    Saiers
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Saiers  

    Elective

    Students must take at least two courses from each category.

    Management

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 641
    Market-Based Mechanisms for Water Management
    Kruse
    Th 1:00-3:50
             
    ENV 715
    Case Studies in Water Management: Rural-Urban Linkages
    Anisfeld
    W 1:00-3:50
        Anisfeld
    ENV 807
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy and Management
    Chertow
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Esty  
    ENV 824
    Environmental Law and Policy
      Klee
    M,W 1:00-2:20
    Klee  
    ENV 834
    Environmental Economics and Policy
      Conte
    W 9:00-11:50
      Faculty
    ENV 863
    Sustainable Finance Policy & Regulation
    De Arriba-Sellier
    M,W 1:00-2:20
             
    ENV 865
    [The] Law of the Sea
      Faculty
    Tu 10:10-12:00
           

    Science

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 586
    Topics in Applied Aquatic Ecology
      Freidenburg
    Th 1:00-2:20
           
    ENV 706
    Organic Pollutants in the Environment
      Anisfeld
    M,W 1:00-2:15
           
    ENV 713
    Coastal Ecosystems
            Anisfeld  
    ENV 723
    Wetlands Ecology, Conservation & Management
    Freidenburg
    M,W 1:00-2:15
      Freidenburg  
    ENV 725
    Water, Energy, and Food Interconnections in a Changing Climate
      Saiers
    M,W 2:30-3:50
           
    ENV 729
    Caribbean Coastal Development: Science and Policy
      Benoit
    M,W 10:30-11:45
           
    ENV 734
    Biological Oceanography
      Decker
    Tu,Th 11:35-12:50
      Decker
    Illustration: lab bottels and test tubes filled with water samples, looking through to lanscape in background

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