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Qué aprenderás

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

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

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

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

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Fechas límite flexibles

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Aprox. 15 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 1-4 hours/week...

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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1
4 horas para completar

Course Introduction

4 videos (Total 37 minutos), 5 lecturas
4 videos
Important Things to Know About the Course10m
Geography of the West9m
Review of the Water Cycle (with a focus on the Western US)11m
5 lecturas
Syllabus10m
Water Footprint Activity20m
[OPTIONAL] Atlas of the New West1h
[OPTIONAL] Beyond the Hundreth Meridian1h
[OPTIONAL] Climatic fluctuations, drought, and flow in the Colorado River Basin10m
Semana
2
3 horas para completar

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

6 videos (Total 74 minutos), 4 lecturas, 2 cuestionarios
6 videos
Native American Tribes and Water11m
Water Storage and Delivery Infrastructure12m
Prior Appropriation16m
Interstate Water Conflicts and Agreements10m
Environmental Flows and the Endangered Species Act16m
4 lecturas
[OPTIONAL] Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States10m
[OPTIONAL] Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study20m
[OPTIONAL] The Emerging Tribal Role in the Colorado River Basin15m
[OPTIONAL] Suggestions for further reading10m
2 ejercicios de práctica
History, Politics, and Culture Quiz25m
Water Footprint Challenge Part 125m
Semana
3
5 horas para completar

Hydrology, Water Demand, and Climate in the Western US

8 videos (Total 104 minutos), 10 lecturas, 2 cuestionarios
8 videos
Water Quality, Aquatic Habitat, and Drinking Water10m
Groundwater Resources11m
Watershed Impacts13m
River and Flash Flooding13m
Impacts of Climate Change in the Interior West12m
Water Demand for Agriculture13m
Water Demand for Urban Areas14m
10 lecturas
[OPTIONAL] Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwestern United States10m
[OPTIONAL] Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation10m
[OPTIONAL] Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study10m
[OPTIONAL] Water to Supply the Land: Irrigated Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin20m
[OPTIONAL] Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water20m
[OPTIONAL] The twenty-first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future20m
[OPTIONAL] When is Drought Not a Drought? Drought, Aridification, and the “New Normal”15m
[OPTIONAL] Climate Change and the Colorado River: What We Already Know15m
[OPTIONAL] New House, New Paradigm: A Model for How to Plan, Build, and Live Water-Smart20m
[OPTIONAL] Understanding California’s Groundwater20m
2 ejercicios de práctica
Hydrology, Water Demand, and Climate Quiz25m
Water Footprint Challenge Part 220m
Semana
4
5 horas para completar

Case Study: The Colorado River Basin

5 videos (Total 58 minutos), 7 lecturas, 2 cuestionarios
5 videos
History of Development of the Colorado River Basin7m
Climate and the Colorado River Basin: Past, Present, and Future14m
The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study15m
Physical Attributes of the Colorado River and Experimental Flows in the Grand Canyon13m
7 lecturas
[OPTIONAL] Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study10m
[OPTIONAL] The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons10m
[OPTIONAL] Water is For Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West1h
[OPTIONAL] Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West1h
[OPTIONAL] Colorado River Drought Contingency Plans10m
[OPTIONAL] West wrestles with Colorado River “grand bargain” as changing climate depletes water governed by 1922 compact10m
[OPTIONAL] First-ever mandatory water cutbacks will kick in next year along the Colorado River10m
2 ejercicios de práctica
Colorado River Basin Quiz25m
Water Footprint Challenge Part 325m

Instructores

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Eric Gordon

Former Managing Director, Western Water Assessment
University of Colorado Boulder
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Anne U. Gold

Senior Associate Scientist and Director CIRES Education & Outreach Program
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

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CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

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