Water resources management is a multi-disciplinary field encompassing:
• watershed management
• water supply reliability
• urban vs. agricultural water supply
• urban and regional planning
• water quality for public health and the environment
• environmental restoration
* flood control
• wastewater treatment
• energy (and thus carbon emission) impacts of human engineered water systems
• anticipating and responding to climate change

This course will give you exposure to both quantitative and qualitative aspects of the topic using a variety of teaching techniques including lectures, group discussion, problem sets, guest lectures, and a field trip. We will look at case studies within California, the US and internationally. We will also evaluate how climate change has already impacted water resources in some regions of the world and how it is expected to change California water management.

Over the semester, you will:
*  gain a working familiarity of major aspects of water resources management 
   (e.g., hydrology, water pollution, irrigation);
* hear from professionals working in the field about “on the ground” issues;
*  have an opportunity to explore a water resources management topic of personal interest;
*  practice communicating (both orally and in writing) your findings to others.

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