May 22, 2015 – Competition for clean water around the world intensifies year after year.
Stressors, such as climate change, land use, and changing demands on water resources, call for people with a scientific understanding of the water cycle. Sustainable urban expansion requires an understanding of the interactions among water availability, water quality, culture, and society. Increasingly, solutions to sharing water in a sustainable manner require a mix of skills involving water science, law, economics, management, and related social sciences.
In response, Virginia Tech has created a new undergraduate degree in water. The bachelor of science program Water: Resources, Policy, and Management will provide students with a background in water science, law, economics, management, and the social sciences in one of the most interdisciplinary offerings in the nation. (continue reading......)