Goals and Objectives


Goals and Objectives


  • Describe the two-way relationship between water resources and human society
  • Explain the distribution and dynamics of water at the surface and in the subsurface of the Earth
  • Synthesize data and information from multiple reliable sources
  • Communicate scientific information in terms that can be understood by the general public
  • Interpret graphical representations of scientific data

Learning Objectives

In completing this module, you will:

  • Distinguish between a forecast and a prediction and provide examples of each
  • Interpret flood frequency patterns from a histogram
  • Interpret flood risk at various locations using flood risk maps
  • Explain the hazards of living in a floodplain and the utility of floodways
  • Assess flood risk and flood history in your own hometown
  • Articulate the concept of a 2, 10 and 100-year flood