Quarter: Fall 2017Instructor: Gregory Pierce
Lecture, three hours. Water access affects quality of life and livelihoods both in California and across low and middle income countries. Examination of similarities and distinctions between relevant water access issues in both contexts. To date, water resources planning has been devoted almost exclusively to engineering and technical capacity of service delivery systems. Focus here on social, political, and economic drivers of access, inequality of access, and related conflicts. Water resource governance issues primarily considered at subnational, city, and household scales. S/U or letter grading.