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Ce que vous allez apprendre

  • Understand the unique aspects of water supply and demand issues in the western US and how water systems have adapted to them.

  • Explain historical and scientific issues around water management in the western US.

  • Recognize major sources of water supplies in the western US and the impact of individual “water footprints."

  • Describe some of the ways in which scientists study research questions related to water and climate in the western US.

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Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Semaine
1

Semaine 1

4 heures pour terminer

Course Introduction

4 heures pour terminer
4 vidéos (Total 37 min), 5 lectures
4 vidéos
Important Things to Know About the Course10 min
Geography of the West9 min
Review of the Water Cycle (with a focus on the Western US)11 min
5 lectures
Syllabus10 min
Water Footprint Activity20 min
[OPTIONAL] Atlas of the New West1 h
[OPTIONAL] Beyond the Hundreth Meridian1 h
[OPTIONAL] Climatic fluctuations, drought, and flow in the Colorado River Basin10 min
Semaine
2

Semaine 2

3 heures pour terminer

History, Politics, and Culture of Water Development in the Western US

3 heures pour terminer
6 vidéos (Total 74 min), 4 lectures, 2 quiz
6 vidéos
Native American Tribes and Water11 min
Water Storage and Delivery Infrastructure12 min
Prior Appropriation16 min
Interstate Water Conflicts and Agreements10 min
Environmental Flows and the Endangered Species Act16 min
4 lectures
[OPTIONAL] Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States10 min
[OPTIONAL] Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study20 min
[OPTIONAL] The Emerging Tribal Role in the Colorado River Basin15 min
[OPTIONAL] Suggestions for further reading10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
History, Politics, and Culture Quiz25 min
Water Footprint Challenge Part 125 min
Semaine
3

Semaine 3

5 heures pour terminer

Hydrology, Water Demand, and Climate in the Western US

5 heures pour terminer
8 vidéos (Total 104 min), 10 lectures, 2 quiz
8 vidéos
Water Quality, Aquatic Habitat, and Drinking Water10 min
Groundwater Resources11 min
Watershed Impacts13 min
River and Flash Flooding13 min
Impacts of Climate Change in the Interior West12 min
Water Demand for Agriculture13 min
Water Demand for Urban Areas14 min
10 lectures
[OPTIONAL] Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwestern United States10 min
[OPTIONAL] Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation10 min
[OPTIONAL] Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study10 min
[OPTIONAL] Water to Supply the Land: Irrigated Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin20 min
[OPTIONAL] Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water20 min
[OPTIONAL] The twenty-first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future20 min
[OPTIONAL] When is Drought Not a Drought? Drought, Aridification, and the “New Normal”15 min
[OPTIONAL] Climate Change and the Colorado River: What We Already Know15 min
[OPTIONAL] New House, New Paradigm: A Model for How to Plan, Build, and Live Water-Smart20 min
[OPTIONAL] Understanding California’s Groundwater20 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Hydrology, Water Demand, and Climate Quiz25 min
Water Footprint Challenge Part 220 min
Semaine
4

Semaine 4

5 heures pour terminer

Case Study: The Colorado River Basin

5 heures pour terminer
5 vidéos (Total 58 min), 7 lectures, 2 quiz
5 vidéos
History of Development of the Colorado River Basin7 min
Climate and the Colorado River Basin: Past, Present, and Future14 min
The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study15 min
Physical Attributes of the Colorado River and Experimental Flows in the Grand Canyon13 min
7 lectures
[OPTIONAL] Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study10 min
[OPTIONAL] The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons10 min
[OPTIONAL] Water is For Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West1 h
[OPTIONAL] Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West1 h
[OPTIONAL] Colorado River Drought Contingency Plans10 min
[OPTIONAL] West wrestles with Colorado River “grand bargain” as changing climate depletes water governed by 1922 compact10 min
[OPTIONAL] First-ever mandatory water cutbacks will kick in next year along the Colorado River10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Colorado River Basin Quiz25 min
Water Footprint Challenge Part 325 min

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