New for Fall 2018

GO 767/PO 540

Hydropolitics and Water Resources in the 21st Century

Instructors: Dr. Marcia K. Schulmeister

and Dr. John Barnett

Earth Science and Social Science Departments,
Emporia State University, Kansas, U.S.A.

phone 620-341-5983; E-mail:
phone 620-341-5475; E-mail:

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 o data-driven decision making. Both instructors are Fulbright Scholars with research experience in ASEAN countries. 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 ask their advisors to help them get enrolled 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.


Notice: ES 767/GE xxx is offered by the Earth Science and Social Science departments for the express use and benefit of students enrolled at Emporia State University, Kansas, USA. Use or repackaging of materials in this course for other purposes is prohibited without permission from the author.
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Last update: March, 2018