Water Neutrality Design Charette
This is a partially developed activity description. It is included in the collection because it contains ideas useful for teaching even though it is incomplete.
In this in-class design charette, students work in design teams comprised of different disciplines. The goal of the team composition is to include one engineer, one geoscientist, and one student from a different major. The students are asked to work through the design of a water management plan for the University of Utah to achieve water neutrality. Students are expected to work with their disciplinary tools to identify infrastructure needs, environmental impacts, cost, social impacts, and more. The final product after a two class session includes a brief report and a short presentation.