New for Fall 2018
GO 767/PO 540
Hydropolitics and Water Resources in the 21st Century
Instructors: Dr. Marcia K. Schulmeisterand Dr. John Barnett
Earth Science and Social Science Departments,
Emporia State University, Kansas, U.S.A.
Welcome to Hydropolitics and Water Resources in the 21st Century. Water supplies can impact the sustainable development of economy and society on local to global scales. Human response to the scarcity and abundance of water can also degrade the natural environment. This course will examine historical and modern issues surrounding the supply and management of water. Complex social, economic, and political case studies will be explored in detail. Fundamental hydrologic, geologic, and environmental concepts will be introduced, along with the importance of data-driven decision making. The course may be taken for either Earth Science or Social Science credit.
The course is taught via the internet using ESU's Canvas learning management system and is available to students enrolled in both on-campus and off-campus programs at ESU. On-campus students should use the BUZZ IN method to enroll in the course, following traditional on-campus enrollment procedures. Off-campus students should enroll through ESU's Distance Education program. To receive university credit for the course, students must be officially enrolled. Enrolled students will receive instructions for accessing course materials on the first day of class from the instructors.
Chartres, C. and V. Samyuktha, 2010, Out of Water: From abundance to scarcity and how to solve the world's water problem. Pearson Education Inc., Upper Saddle River, N.J., 220 p.Additional Readings will be assigned during class.