Water Resources Management

Course Description

Examination of the basic principles of surface and ground water resources management in the context of increasing water scarcity and uncertainty due to climate change and other factors. Specific topics include reservoir, river basin and aquifer management, conjunctive use of surface and ground water, and treated wastewater reuse. Special emphasis is placed on demand management through conservation, increased water use efficiency and economic measures. Besides the technical aspects of water management, an overview of its legal and institutional framework is provided.

Course Details

  • Grading Basis: Letter Grade or Credit/No Credit
  • Cross-Listings: CEE 265C
  • Limited Enrollment Details: High school students must have consent of instructor to enroll.
  • Intensive Studies: This course is offered as part of the Environmental and Water Studies Intensive. See the Intensive Studies page for more information on how to receive an official Document of Completion.
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