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BMC 258 Water Management for the 21st Century

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Course Description

Water is fundamental to life, and its proper management is essential to a sustainable environment. If your work involves water management - whether it be in agriculture, community development, or industry - or if you have a strong concern for our environment, you will benefit from this course. Explore the variety, demand and supply of this limited resource as well as wastewater re-use and recycling. Discuss stakeholder rights and responsibilities, technical and regulatory approaches to management and conflict resolution, and current issues on climate change, oil and gas development and the transfer and selling of fresh water.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand concepts associated with water management as they pertain to water demand, water supply, water as part of the environment, wastewater treatment, stakeholders and origin of conflict and need for conflict resolution
  • Understand the hydrologic (water) cycle and how it is used as the framework for allocation of water supplies including rivers, lakes, glaciers, groundwater resources, seawater, and atmospheric sources such as rain and snow
  • Understand water demands including domestic/municipal, agriculture, industrial, oil and gas, electrical power generation, recreation, wildlife, fisheries, transportation, conservation, aesthetics, habitation and culture
  • Understand water supply and water demand conflicts
  • Understand and appreciate methods for conflict management and resolution
  • Understand water management issues for the Twenty-First Century

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 258 - 012 Water Management for the 21st Century  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   Sat 8:30AM - 5:00PM
21 Jan 2017 to 11 Feb 2017
Number of Sessions: 4 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $550.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Lourdes N. Lugue
  Reading List / Textbook:  No Textbook
  Section Notes:  

If your desired course section is full, please check if another section is available for registration or add your name to the waitlist as sections are often added based on demand.



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