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: Spring (odd years) General Education Requirement Course: No
Prerequisites: Graduate-level Standing (or consent of instructor). 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