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.

    Courses

    Core

    Two required courses.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 712
    Water Management
    Anisfeld
    Th 12:00-5:00
        Anisfeld
    ENV 724
    Watershed Cycles and Processes
    Saiers
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Saiers  

    Elective

    Students must take at least two courses from each category.

     

    Management

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 641
    Market-Based Mechanisms for Water Management
    Kruse
    Tu 1:00-3:50
             
    ENV 807
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy and Management
    Chertow
    M,W 9:00-10:20
      Esty  
    ENV 824
    Environmental Law and Policy
    Klee
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Klee  
    ENV 826
    Foundations of Natural Resource Policy and Management
    Clark
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Clark
    Tentative
     
    ENV 834
    Environmental Economics and Policy
      Kotchen
    Tu,Th 9:00-10:20
      Tentative

    Science

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 706
    Organic Pollutants in the Environment
              Anisfeld
    ENV 707
    Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
    Benoit
    Tu,Th 1:00-2:15
      Benoit
    Tentative
     
    ENV 708
    Aquatic Chemistry
      Benoit
    Tu,Th 1:00-2:15
      Benoit
    ENV 713
    Coastal Ecosystems
            Anisfeld  
    ENV 714
    Environmental Hydrology
      Saiers
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Saiers
    ENV 723
    Wetlands Ecology, Conservation & Management
    Freidenburg
    M,W 1:00-2:15
      Freidenburg  
    ENV 729
    Caribbean Coastal Development: Science and Policy
      Benoit
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Benoit
    ENV 734
    Biological Oceanography
              Decker
    Illustration: lab bottels and test tubes filled with water samples, looking through to lanscape in background

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