University of Colorado at Boulder
Water and Society part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Courses
"Water and Society" introduces students to sociological considerations of water, particularly access, distribution and risk management. The course reviews the central role of water in human society, with themes of inequality, conflict, health, and climate disruption. Students complete weekly readings, take three exams, and participate in a variety of case studies that address topics such as oil spills and floodplain management. Their final project is to create a public service ad (PSA) with the objective of changing student behavior.
Flood Risk in Boulder, Colorado part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Real-World Examples
Adelle Monteblanco, Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder Summary As evident by the September 2013 floods and history of wildfires, the mountain community of Boulder, CO is a uniquely vulnerable location. ...