Water for Gotham

HNR 350 - Water for Gotham

MySlice Info:

Term: Fall 2017
Class #: 20460
Section: M001
Credits: 3

Johnson, Chris

Counts toward:
HNR Nat Sci, Interdisciplinary

Course Time(s):
MW 02:15-03:35 PM

Bowne 306D

Course Description:

Each day, more than one billion gallons of water flow from watersheds in the Catskills and Taconic Mountains to quench the thirst of New York City. The story of the development of a safe water supply for America’s largest city is a tale of engineering marvel and political intrigue involving some surprising figures from US history. In this course, we will discuss the major historical, political, and engineering issues in the development of water resources for New York City in particular, and learn how engineers plan and develop major water resources projects in general. The course includes a REQUIRED weekend field trip to the Catskills region.