Course of Study

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EES 212 - "Geospatial Technologies"

Introduces global positioning systems, remote sensing, and light detection and ranging technology and their integration with Geographic Information Systems.

EES 264 - "Climatology"

Provides an understanding of weather phenomenon as the foundation of climate. Climate data from the National Climate Data Center will be manipulated to integrate spatial and temporal changes along with future forecast changes to understand water systems.

EES 266 - "Natural and Agricultural Uses of Water"

Reviews natural and agricultural water use. Identifies stakeholders and addresses natural water quality protection. Agricultural issues include soil properties, irrigation, water quality, and water reuse. Students will focus on water supply and quality management issues.

EES 265 - "Hyrdological System"

Mechanisms of water and sediment transport in the hydrologic cycle. Advanced tools such as GIS will be used to quantify the storage and movement of water in the atmosphere, land surface, soil and underground aquifers.

EES 270 - "Water Economics"

Analyzes water availability in light of water resource economics. Analytical tools will be used for policy and project assessment. Access points will be established for key material, providing for problem comprehension and the initiation of contemporary solutions.

EES 267 - "Urban and Industrial Water Use"

Introduces water management systems in urban and industrial settings. The basics of water occurrence, use, transport, treatment, and disposal are included.

EES 268 - "Water and Politics"

Explores the role of politics and public policy in developing water resources for California and the Central Valley. Provides background for understanding today's battles over the control and use of water and the future of water policy.

EES 269 - "Environmental Policy for Water Management"

Provides an overview of environmental law and policy, including environmental impact assessment. Students prepare decision-making documents under the auspices of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for water specific projects.

EES 263 - "Water Resource Management Internship"

Course is taken with permission from the internship coordinator and program director. Requires at least 150 hours of work at a pre-qualified, academically related site. Final report and presentation required. Report and presentation judged and graded by the faculty.

EES 298 - "Water Resource Management Project"

Students received data-sets and lists of deliverables and due dates. Students use course skills to analyze, synthesize, and produce professional quality documents and presentations within the time frame. A passing grade must be achieved for completion of the Water Resource Management degree.