CORC 3316 Exploring Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management
3 credits; 3 hours
An overview of water resources management from different perspectives, water use and development in early civilizations, physical and chemical characteristics of water, the hydrologic cycle, surface water hydrology (rivers, lakes, flood events), groundwater hydrology, municipal water systems, dams (basics, impacts, hydropower potential, landscape modification), water allocation and regulation laws, Federal, regional and state water agencies, water components and quality standards, water pollution (inorganic, organic, microorganisms), drinking water and wastewater treatment, water wars, constraints on global water supplies, sustainability of global water supplies.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or completion of the requirements of three lower-tier Core courses
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