Water Resources and Environment (GEOG c135/ESPM c133)


This course provides a comprehensive introduction to water resource distribution, dynamics, and usage, and to contemporary water resource issues and challenges. By the end of the course, students will have a physically based understanding of water movement in the terrestrial environment and how it impacts ecosystems, landscapes, and human society. Goals of the course are to provide students with the tools for thinking about and forming informed opinions of the most pressing water resource issues facing global society, to provide a foundation for further studies in quantitative hydrology, and to provide students with experience writing about, presenting, and researching water resource issues.

Final Projects Spring 2016

Students in the course work individually or in groups to create a final project that allows them to delve into a water resource issue of their choice. Several groups opted to create websites or multimedia products. Here are links to their work (author order is alphabetical).