Water in the Western US Course
This course combines an overview of the science behind water and climate in the Western United States with a survey of the major legal, political, and cultural issues focused on this precious resource. A free course (to audit) offered through the University of Colorado Boulder. Course credits are also available.
- Understand the unique aspects of water supply and demand issues in the western US and how water systems have adapted to them.
- Explain historical and scientific issues around water management in the western US.
- Recognize major sources of water supplies in the western US and the impact of individual “water footprints."
- Describe some of the ways in which scientists study research questions related to water and climate in the western US.