This course focuses on the management of water resources. More specifically, it addresses the tensions and interactions between hydrological principles, economics, and politics during water management decision making processes. This course challenges students to develop an understanding of the interrelationship between different disciplinary fields of knowledge, including those in the physical and social sciences. Students learn about a wide variety of natural processes that determine the distribution and quality of the world's freshwater resources. Students also learn about the many ways that freshwater resources are affected by human activities at a global, national and local scale.
Prerequisites: ENVR 101 or permission of the instructor.