Water: Historical and Geographical Perspectives on the Use and Management of a Vital Resource - D55 30800

D55 30800 12 hours

Upcoming Classes

After a review of global circulation patterns and the hydrological cycle the course considers, among other things, ancient water management strategies, the rise and decline of hydraulic civilizations, and the continuing sacred and health roles of water in many cultures.   Economic, social, and political problems of water management constitute the heart of the course, with examples drawn from around the globe, including mismanagement of the Ogallala aquifer, the Aral Sea, and irrigation on the Colorado River.  The political importance of water in the territorial disputes between Israel and its neighbours is examined, as are problems associated with hydro-electric development and water management in Manitoba and elsewhere. The need for water management policies based on watershed rather than political territories is emphasized. The course concludes with an overview of the North America Water and Power Alliance first proposed in the 1960s.

55 Plus Program
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D55 30800 1701 Water: Historical and Geographical Perspectives on the Use and Management of a Vital Resource Instructor: J. Lehr
Mon -
to (6 classes)
$72.00

Please note the class will be held in 1L12 - 515 Portage Avenue (1st floor Lockhart Building)

Wesley and Buhler Buildings