Created by Professor Brent Haddad at UC Santa Cruz
Introduction to Fresh Water: Processes and Policy
This course offers students an introduction to the world of water management as seen from a broad variety of perspectives. Those perspectives include the earth sciences, engineering, ecology, law, economics, and sociology. The students will also study water distribution and treatment as well as case studies that bring these topics to life.
The course will introduce and study key words and concepts related to fresh water processes and policies. In addition, students will review real-world challenges of fresh water management faced by cities, farming regions, and open-space managers. Students will practice breaking a complex water issue into important parts, studying those parts, and then reconnecting the parts to better understand the entire issue.
Registration opens: Nov 23, 2018
Registration ends: Jan 6, 2019
First day of instruction: Jan 7, 2019
Last day of instruction: Mar 16
Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.
Students will be required to pay an additional fee of $52.50 for exam proctoring.
This fee is separate from the course price that will be charged when you register. The additional fee will be charged when the student signs up for the proctoring service.