WRM 400 Water Resource Management
WRM 400 is one of the required foundation courses of the Certificate in Water Resource Management. It provides a critical overview of water issues with particular reference to the connections between water and broad economic activities and social goals such as food production, energy, transboundary water conflicts and co-operation, and human health. This approach reflects need for a more holistic environmental management paradigm and governance structures. The impacts of climate change on water resources will be a key theme raised throughout the term as will the different challenges facing developed and developing countries. The course is divided into 10 modules. Each week will involve required readings, course notes and a weekly discussion topic. In addition, students will be required to submit three short essays, a final paper proposal and a final research paper.