Collage of water map with water usage statistics, water dam

This course is an overview of the human dimensions of water: the law, policy, economics, management, and valuation of water in the western United States.

The West has a completely different legal structure than the East for the administration of water, and a culture that has developed different methods of management and organization around the role of water in our daily lives.  We regularly feature working professionals to broaden the range of discussion as we look at the effects of water use, climate change, population, and agriculture on this fascinating, and important, resource.

See the University Catalog for specifics, recommendations, and prerequisites.