ENV 325 - Land Use and Watershed Management

3 credits (PREREQUISITES: ENV 130)

The purpose of this course is to develop skills in watershed-based, economic and environmental problem-solving; to understand linkages between biological, physical, hydrologic and socio-economic processes; and to develop an interdisciplinary perspective in evaluating and managing watersheds as a system. Students will explore the public policies and practices of watershed planning by examining case studies in water supply, water quality, drought, floodplain, and stormwater management in the Connecticut River basin. The watershed management curriculum will utilize a multi-disciplinary approach involving the fields of geography, environmental science, geology, public policy, urban and regional land planning, geographic information systems (GIS). (F)