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SWS 4932: WATERSHED PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

 

SWS 6932 Deitch Watershed Plan/Mngt image webpage

Instructor:

Matthew Deitch
Assistant Professor, Watershed Management
West Florida Research and Education Center
(850) 983-7131
mdeitch@ufl.edu

About the Course

This course presents an overview of relevant principles and theories related to the management of land and water resources, with a special focus on relationships between humans, the landscape, and aquatic ecosystems. The course is divided into three units: Water Quantity, Water Quality, and Integrated watershed planning and management. We will examine how changes in the landscape affect ecosystems, and management frameworks designed to protect aquatic ecosystems. We will also examine the tools and methods that are used to create management measures and inform restoration guidelines. The course will rely heavily on case studies that illustrate how concepts presented in lectures are applied to real-world situations of watershed planning and management. Conceptual and quantitative models of human-environment interactions, relevant regulations, and policies are also reviewed.

Credits: 3
Semesters Offered: Summer Odd Years (Milton Campus)
General Education Requirement Course: No

Prerequisites
Textbook: Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds, 4th Edition, by Brooks,
Folliott, and Magner
Additional reading materials such as US Geological Survey reports will be provided in
Cannvas in each weekly module.