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Fall 2018
Oct 24, 2021
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STIA 428 - SR Sem:Water
Water is one of our most important resources, and one of the most difficult to manage and share. As Mark Twain famously said, “Whisky is for drinking, water is for fighting about.” 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 from around the world and complex, sometimes, surprising questions. Will there be enough water to grow our food? Does water-saving technology actually save water? How are energy and water connected? Should we use untreated wastewater to grow vegetables? Will 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.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

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

Science, Tech, & Int'l Affairs Department

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