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The US Water Industry in the 21st Century

The US Water Industry in the 21st Century

Course Number
ENVS 6820 660
Course Code
ENVS6820660
Course Key
79018
Day(s)
Monday
Time
5:15pm-8:15pm
Course Note
MES Concentration in Resilience & Adaptation/MSAG Elective
Course Description
The course will explore all 4 sectors of the water business in the United States: The Drinking Water Industry, The Stormwater Utility, Water Resources (rivers, streams, reservoirs) Management and the Water Pollution Control Industry. The course will have 2 primary foci: 1. The influences on the industry from new technologies and infrastructure, acceptable levels of risk, public and private sector competition, climate change, the bottled water industry, resource recovery, rates and affordability and other influences will be investigated. 2. The management of a 21st century utility will be explored, including topics of organization and leadership, the role of environmentalism, infrastructure financing, water / wastewater treatment facility operations, public affairs and media, and designing a capital improvement program are examples of topic areas.
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