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O que você vai aprender

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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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Prazos flexíveis

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Nível iniciante

Aprox. 16 horas para completar

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

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Semana
1
4 horas para concluir

Course Introduction

4 vídeos (Total 37 mín.), 5 leituras
4 videos
Important Things to Know About the Course10min
Geography of the West9min
Review of the Water Cycle (with a focus on the Western US)11min
5 leituras
Syllabus10min
Water Footprint Activity20min
[OPTIONAL] Atlas of the New West1h
[OPTIONAL] Beyond the Hundreth Meridian1h
[OPTIONAL] Climatic fluctuations, drought, and flow in the Colorado River Basin10min
Semana
2
3 horas para concluir

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

6 vídeos (Total 74 mín.), 4 leituras, 2 testes
6 videos
Native American Tribes and Water11min
Water Storage and Delivery Infrastructure12min
Prior Appropriation16min
Interstate Water Conflicts and Agreements10min
Environmental Flows and the Endangered Species Act16min
4 leituras
[OPTIONAL] Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States10min
[OPTIONAL] Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study20min
[OPTIONAL] The Emerging Tribal Role in the Colorado River Basin15min
[OPTIONAL] Suggestions for further reading10min
2 exercícios práticos
History, Politics, and Culture Quiz25min
Water Footprint Challenge Part 125min
Semana
3
5 horas para concluir

Hydrology, Water Demand, and Climate in the Western US

8 vídeos (Total 104 mín.), 10 leituras, 2 testes
8 videos
Water Quality, Aquatic Habitat, and Drinking Water10min
Groundwater Resources11min
Watershed Impacts13min
River and Flash Flooding13min
Impacts of Climate Change in the Interior West12min
Water Demand for Agriculture13min
Water Demand for Urban Areas14min
10 leituras
[OPTIONAL] Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwestern United States10min
[OPTIONAL] Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation10min
[OPTIONAL] Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study10min
[OPTIONAL] Water to Supply the Land: Irrigated Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin20min
[OPTIONAL] Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water20min
[OPTIONAL] The twenty-first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future20min
[OPTIONAL] When is Drought Not a Drought? Drought, Aridification, and the “New Normal”15min
[OPTIONAL] Climate Change and the Colorado River: What We Already Know15min
[OPTIONAL] New House, New Paradigm: A Model for How to Plan, Build, and Live Water-Smart20min
[OPTIONAL] Understanding California’s Groundwater20min
2 exercícios práticos
Hydrology, Water Demand, and Climate Quiz25min
Water Footprint Challenge Part 220min
Semana
4
5 horas para concluir

Case Study: The Colorado River Basin

5 vídeos (Total 58 mín.), 7 leituras, 2 testes
5 videos
History of Development of the Colorado River Basin7min
Climate and the Colorado River Basin: Past, Present, and Future14min
The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study15min
Physical Attributes of the Colorado River and Experimental Flows in the Grand Canyon13min
7 leituras
[OPTIONAL] Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study10min
[OPTIONAL] The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons10min
[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 Plans10min
[OPTIONAL] West wrestles with Colorado River “grand bargain” as changing climate depletes water governed by 1922 compact10min
[OPTIONAL] First-ever mandatory water cutbacks will kick in next year along the Colorado River10min
2 exercícios práticos
Colorado River Basin Quiz25min
Water Footprint Challenge Part 325min

Instrutores

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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

Sobre Universidade do Colorado em Boulder

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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