About U.S. Water Concerns

In this class, water is examined as a natural and societal resource, water infrastructure challenges, industry-related water pollution, and future changes due to climate change.

Upon completion of this course, you will gain a basic understanding of:

  • How population, climate, geology, and hydrology impact the supply of water resources
  • How water resources and usage in the US compares with that in other countries
  • Water issues that can arise in “wet” and “dry” areas
  • Virtual water
  • Agricultural use of water and how it impacts the shape of the land and economics
  • Types and sources of water pollutants
  • Condition of water infrastructure in the US and public health concerns
  • Water and wastewater treatment processes
  • How hydrology models are used to predict flooding and methods of stormwater control
  • Water conflicts between US and neighboring countries
  • Water conservation initiatives and their relationship with water quality

Course information

Complete the full certificate with these other courses:

One World One Water Center

The One World One Water Center (OWOW) is a collaboration between Metropolitan State University of Denver and Denver Botanic Gardens. The OWOW Center strives to prepare an educated, empowered, solution-oriented Colorado citizenry to protect and preserve our precious water resources.

Contact us

Email us

Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362