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OSPSANTG 76: Urban Water

Technical, economic, institutional, social, policy, and legal aspects of urban water using case studies (focus on South America when possible). Link between water and human and ecosystem health, drinking water and wastewater treatment methods, as well as policies and guidelines on water and wastewater, and the role of various stakeholders including institutions and the public, in the outcome of water conflicts. Details of nuanced conflicts over water through case studies using discussion and debate. In laboratory module measure water contaminants. Field work includes sampling the Mapocho River (across the street from the Santiago campus) and measuring concentrations of Escherichia coli and enterococci bacteria. Academic field trip to local wastewater treatment plant. Course themes: scientific uncertainty; institutions, stakeholders, and human behavior matter; and complexity of the coupled human-ecosystem-urban water system. 
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-AQR, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Boehm, A. (PI)
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