Because water is not equitably distributed in time and place, in the right quantity with the adequate quality, a discipline called Water Resources Planning and Management is used to redistribute water resources in a way that satisfies the needs of water users, including the environment, today and in the future. As a water management group, the teaching component has an emphasis on Water Resources Planning and Management for undergraduate (ESM 121) and graduate (HYD 243) students.
ESM 121 Water Science and Management is a class that teaches fundamental methods of water resources management, contemporary water resources problems, and tools for water resources planning and management. The course is divided into three sections: (1) theory, (2) practice through useful and quantitative exercises, and (3) real world experience, 1 hour per week each. In the real world experience section; guest speakers come to the classroom (such as water managers, practitioners, decision makers and experts from multiple disciplines), give a lecture and share their vision and challenges on water resources management.
HYD 243 Water resources Planning and Management is class that focuses in an integrated water resources management approach for every sources of water and type of use, showing fundamental concepts for every aspect of coupled human and natural systems, as well as the fundamentals of decision-making processes. Programming techniques to water resources planning, analysis and management.
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