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Viewing: GEOG 6245 : Water Resources Policy and Management

Last approved: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:46:54 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:08:57 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Geography (GEOG)
Water Resources Policy and Management
Water Resources Policy
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Prof. Melissa Keeley
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In this course, we will examine the history and practice of water resources policy and management in the context of integrated water resource management. Thus, we will address management issues and policy responses to such topics as the impacts of urban and agricultural runoff on water quality; provision of wastewater and water quality services; water supply, water allocation and scarcity; and modification of waterbodies for the purposes of flood control, hydropower, navigation, and recreation. In addition, non-human water requirements: e.g. for fish and wildlife, as well as the need to preserve the natural ecosystems that provide and sustain water resources will be central to each discussion. We will examine management and policy issues in the United States and worldwide at a range of scales: local, state, federal and international. In the course of these examinations, students will gain an understanding of how current issues such as growing populations, increasing affluence, and climate change may impact water resource policy and management.

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This course has been taught several times as a Special Topics course and has had good enrollment figures. We would like it to have its own course number going forward.
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CCAS - GCR: Natural Sciences
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral

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