MGMT 482-4- SPRING 2015

***Course is closed for enrollment***

Survey of Water Management in Southern California


MGMT 482 is an introduction to the water management industry in California, with a special focus on southern regions of the state. The course covers topics such as the importance of water, sources of water, efficient uses of water, disposal and recycling of water, regulation of water, water infrastructure, water management agencies, the consequences of water shortage, and career opportunities in water management.

Students will gain a general knowledge of water management in California and an understanding of past, present, and future issues facing the water industry in California.

The course culminates in a Practicum Research Project that allows students to work with a local water organization on a current problem or issue.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand water use and environmental issues in historical context.
  • Understand water reuse strategies, watershed basics and hydrological cycle.
  • Identify the sources and uses of water in Southern California and explain the implications for present and future water management.
  • Identify and describe the role of Federal and State agencies and NGOs in regulating water in Southern California.
  • Understand the value of Southern California’s water related infrastructure and explain the infrastructure “investment gap.”
  • Identify career paths available within a water agency.

For more information, contact Alan Styles:


Course No: 22734
Units: 2.0
Begin Date: March 18, 2015
End Date: May 13, 2015
Begin Time: 6:00pm
End Time: 9:00pm
Meeting Days: Wednesdays
Location: FCB-104
Instructor: Lee Brown
**Please see course description above for how to register and pay for this course.