This online science course provides an overview of the science behind water and climate in the western United States as well as a survey of the major legal, political, and cultural issues focused on this precious resource.
By completing this course, you will:
- Understand the unique aspects of water supply and demand issues in the western U.S. and how water systems have adapted to them
- Be able to explain historical and scientific issues around water management in the western U.S.
- Recognize major sources of water supplies in the western U.S. and the impact of individual “water footprints"
- Be able to describe some of the ways in which scientists study research questions related to water and climate in the western U.S.