Jan 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

GDS 251 - Water, Development, and the Environment

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
Cross-listed as: ENV 251 . This course explores international water issues, focusing on the environmental, social, economic, and political implications of water scarcity. Emphasis will be on three interrelated topics: water scarcity as a constraint on development; water scarcity as a source of domestic and international conflict; and, in particular, the environmental implications of water supply projects and their social and economic consequences. Water management policy and the implications of changing climate on regional water availability will also be considered.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: P. Jacobson