Course Code: EVSP558 Course ID: 2694 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
In recent years, water resource management in the United States has begun a shift away from top-down, government agency-directed decision processes toward a collaborative approach of negotiation and problem solving. Rather than focusing on specific pollution sources or specific areas within a watershed, this course will present this new process, considering the watershed as a whole, and seeking solutions to an interrelated set of social, economic, and environmental problems. Through readings, discussions, and current and historical case studies, students will explore a wide range of threats to the productivity and health of watersheds and explore new, collaborative approaches to watershed management.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:
- LO-1 Explain key terms, approaches, and concepts of water resources management.
- LO-2 Describe the importance of managing water resources at the watershed level.
- LO-3 Analyze Federal, State, regional, and local policies as they apply to watershed management.
- LO-4 Assess the various institutional, governance, legal, and financial frameworks needed for successful implementation of a watershed management plan.
- LO-5 Assess interconnections among the diverse disciplines that are needed to adequately address practical water resources problems.
- LO-6 Apply adaptive management strategies that enhance collaboration and support organizational missions, goals and objectives.
|Discussions (5 @4% each)||20%|
|Week 1: Identifying a Watershed|
|Week 2: Watershed Planning|
|Weeks 3 & 4: Watershed Inventory|
|Weeks 5 & 6: Agriculture in Regards to Watershed Pollutant Load|
|Weeks 7 & 8: Case Study Comparison|
|Case Studies (3 @10% each)||30%|
|Case Study 1|
|Case Study 2|
|Case Study 3|
|Watershed Manager Interview||15%|
|Case Study Paper||25%|
|Case Study Poster||10%|
|EXTRA CREDIT - Watershed Certificate||+5%|
Readings and Resources
- Identified in the Lessons
Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:
- Environmental Policy and Management: http://apus.campusguides.com/environmental_policy_management?hs=a
- Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost - for further information consult the APUS Library
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.