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COURSE

TERM TITLE LENGTH UNITS
WTRM 401 Term 1 Survey of California Water Management Fundamentals and Practice 8 weeks 2 Field Trips 2
WTRM 411 Term 2 Leadership for Water Managers 10 weeks 2
WTRM 421 Term 3 Environmental Issues, Policies, & Regulations for Water Managers 15 weeks 3
WTRM 423 Term 4 Finance & Professional Relations for Water Managers 15 weeks 3
WTRM 425 Term 5 Core Concepts of Water Science, Engineering & Technology for Water Managers 10 weeks 2
**Optional Term 6   Practicum TBA TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTRM 401 (2): Survey of California Water Management Fundamentals and Practice

Introduction to the water management industry in California.  Covers key concepts and terms of water planning and efficient use of resource development. Covers subjects such as: the California water system and its demand for energy, differences between water resource administration versus management, sources of future supply, conjunctive use of surface and ground water, program assessment, integrated watershed planning, and policy making and implementation in a fragmented governmental system with multiple stakeholders and interest groups.  May not be taken for credit by students who received credit for MGMT 482.

WTRM 411 (2): Leadership for Water Managers

Application of fundamental leadership principles to leadership in the community of water organizations. Examines the impact of the organizational forms and roles of water organizations on leadership behavior.

WTRM 421 (3): Environmental Issues, Policies, & Regulations for Water Managers

Examines federal, state, regional, local, and special district governance with respect to environmental water issues and policies that have been enacted and implemented with emphasis on the American West

WTRM 423 (3): Finance & Professional Relations for Water Managers

Introduction to finance management, human resource management, and administration of water agencies in California. Covers subjects such as budgeting, rates, revenues, financing, financial planning, capital projects, accounting, organizational structure and development, employment law, labor negotiations, investigation and discipline, and policy development.

WTRM 425 (2): Core Concepts of Water Science, Engineering & Technology for Water Managers

Introduces concepts and terminology relevant to management of water supply and quality.  Examines fundamental hydrologic, geohydrologic, and engineering concepts and methods associated with decisions for efficient water management.