California Water
General Catalog Course Title:
Seminar in Energy, Environment, Development and Security Issues
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2013
Spring 2012
Spring 2011
Spring 2010

For six decades, the State of California has debated how to best move water from North to South while balancing water reliability for users with protecting the environment, economy, and culture of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. This course covers the history of California water development and environmental trasnformation and then focuses on the science, economics, and politics underlying the current decision with respect to the construction of a peripheral tunnel around the Delta. The benefits and costs of such a major long-term investment are clouded by the uncertainties of climate change.

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.