Middlebury

GEOL 0355

Water Resources & Hydrogeology

Water Resources and Hydrogeology
Fresh water is the most fundamental resource sustaining life on the planet. In this course we examine all elements of the hydrologic cycle, focusing first on precipitation and surface water flow and then on subsurface flow. We study examples from across the globe to understand factors influencing water quality and availability, and apply mathematical approaches to quantify constraints on sustainable use. The consequences of climate change and other anthropogenic impacts to the hydrological cycle are examined, and current issues and policies are discussed in light of increasing demands on water resources and associated natural systems. (formerly GEOL 0255) (ENVS 0112 or any 0100-level Geology course) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab
Subject:
Geology
Department:
Geology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
DED SCI
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2022

GEOL0355A-S22 Lecture (Ryan)
GEOL0355Z-S22 Lab (Ryan)