GEO 7334: Geographic Aspects of Water

Taught every Spring by Dr. Julian

Humans have damaged the health of water resources and fluvial ecosystems on a massive scale and are now faced with the challenge of rehabilitating these ecosystems in order to restore their integrity and sustainability. This course examines the efforts to manage watersheds and restore fluvial ecosystems at broad scales, those that encompass multiple regions.  Our discussions will use a geographic perspective where we will focus on the scientific, sociopolitical, cultural, and economic challenges associated with watershed management and large-scale ecosystem restoration.

South Florida and Everglades, one of our case studies where we examine the physical, socioeconomic, and political dynamics of managing this extremely complex system.