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
  • Identify strategies and best practices to decrease water stress and increase water quality
  • Thoughtfully evaluate information and policy statements regarding the current and future predicted state of water resources
  • Communicate scientific information in terms that can be understood by the general public

Learning Objectives

In completing this module, you will:

  • Weigh the advantages and drawbacks of large dams, including economic, environmental, and cultural impacts
  • Explain the reasons why dams are built, and the rationale for removing them
  • Assess whether government agencies should be responsible for regulating new dam construction
  • Debate whether a dam is the most appropriate solution to water needs and flood control in a particular location