Education and Training in Water Resources Planning

by Alvin S. Goodman, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Polytechnic Inst. of New York, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 2, Pg. 209-218

Document Type: Journal Paper


Water resources planning may be defined to include the identification and evaluation of water resources, and the planning of projects that utilize and control water. In addition to having a background in engineering subjects and physical and biological sciences related to water, the practitioner in this field should ideally be skilled or knowledgable, or both, in economics and other social sciences, legal matters, and other aspects of planning. Basic skills that should be developed in an undergraduate program are reviewed. Informal and formal education and training following the first degree, and one graduate course in water resources are described in some detail.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Training | Biological processes | Economic factors | Social factors | Legal affairs | Undergraduate study

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