Water is important to all of us. Water connects people through place, memory, and community. But in places where water is scarce, like the Western United States, water can also be contentious and divisive. How then do we overcome the challenges associated with increased water scarcity while honoring the diverse perspectives of people who rely on shared water?
Water in the Western United StatesUniversity of Colorado Boulder
About this Course
What you will learn
Understand the unique aspects of water supply and demand issues in the western US and how water systems have adapted to them.
Explain historical and scientific issues around water management in the western US.
Recognize major sources of water supplies in the western US and the impact of individual “water footprints."
Describe some of the ways in which scientists study research questions related to water and climate in the western US.
Skills you will gain
- Western United States (US)
- Colorado River
- Climate Change
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
History, Politics, and Culture of Water Development in the Western US
Hydrology, Water Demand, and Climate in the Western US
Case Study: The Colorado River Basin
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