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Fall 2018
Oct 24, 2021
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STIA 424 - Sr Sem: Water Futures
Water is one of our most important resources, and one of the most difficult to manage and share. In this Senior Seminar we will examine how the physical nature of water interacts with social factors and politics to make water management so difficult and why people at the highest levels now discuss a Global Water Crisis and wars over water rather than oil. To gain our understanding, we will examine a range of real water issues around the world and a set of complex questions. Does water-saving technology actually save water? Do water solutions actually lie in the energy and agricultural sectors? Can the use of contaminated water be “healthy”? Can water bring peace rather than war? By looking for answers to a range of questions like these and looking in depth at one question of personal interest to you, you will develop a solid foundation in water science and policy and the skills to think critically about water as one of the most pressing global issues in the 21st century. Learning takes place through lecture, discussion, readings, movies, a spreadsheet, in class activities, and field trips. In addition, you have the opportunity to develop your own learning objective as well as the format you will use to achieve it. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Science, Tech, & Int'l Affairs Department

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