What is one of the most important environmental concerns facing our country and the world? If your answer included issues of water quality and availability, then you are correct. Problems relating to water pollution--agricultural runoff, acid mine drainage, industrial discharges, floods and water shortages, stream restoration, and inadequate sewage treatment--are becoming increasingly important and making headlines.
Are you concerned about these issues? Do you want to make a difference in how they are resolved? Are you seeking a career with a strong outdoor component? If so, then our new program in Watershed Management (BS Geography with an emphasis in Watershed Management) may be just what you are looking for. And remember, as government agencies and private organizations address these issues, one of the things they will need is properly trained employees.
Students practicing stream discharge measurement techniques.
Image from USGS
Dr. Jennifer Demchak, the lead instructor in the program, is a specialist in watershed management and has extensive on-the-ground experience. She has owned and operated a successful consulting business which covers all aspects of watershed management ranging from conducting assessments and writing restoration and protection plans to the design and installation of acid mine drainage treatment systems. For further information contact, please contact Dr. Demchak (firstname.lastname@example.org).