GEO 3434: Water Resources

Taught every Fall by Dr. Julian

Water is one of the most important and most disputed resources across the globe, and affects everybody’s daily lives.  This critical role is a result of the fact that water sustains virtually all life, supports almost all economic activities, and is one of the most valuable and desirable aesthetic resources.  In this course, we study the science, management, socioeconomics, and politics of water resources from a geographical perspective. Given the importance of water resources and the fact that a working knowledge of water resources is required for many professional positions, this will be a rigorous course that will provide you with professional-level experience in water resources.  You will get your feet wet (literally and figuratively) by measuring hydrology, accessing and analyzing water resources data, and producing professional reports on these analyses.

This is my outdoor classroom: San Marcos River at Texas State University. Professor Julian is in front row, 4th from right.


Here we are just downstream of an old milldam (now Saltgrass) on October 31, 2013, observing the Halloween Flood. Even Huck Finn decided to join us.