An examination of the methods and strategies available for the delineation, assessment and characterization of confined and unconfined groundwater aquifers, as well as their recharge areas. Introduction to groundwater extraction and well functions. Surface water management issues, including watershed delineation and protection. Issues in surface and groundwater contamination and remediation. Approaches to water rights and allocation. Brownfields. Federal, state and local regulatory issues.
Prerequisite: upper division standing or permission of instructor
3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester