Geography of Water Resources

Water Resources Field trip to Central Valley pictures
Course Number
Geog 647
Course Type
Course Description

This course explores water availability and the human development, use and abuse of water resources in local, regional and global contexts. Topics include basic hydrology; urban and agricultural water supply; legal, political, social, economic, biological, perceptual and environmental issues in water development; and comparison of goals and strategies for sustainable water resource management. Divergent solutions to water-related issues and controversies. Field trip to Sacramento Valley, Oroville and Whiskeytown Reservoirs.