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ENSCI 5370: Watershed Modeling and Policy

(Dual-listed with ABE 4370). (Cross-listed with ABE 5370).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 2, Laboratory 2.

A project-based course on watershed-scale models for improving water quality. Legislative and judicial basis of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program; approaches to TMDL development; principles and techniques for implementation; stakeholder engagement strategies. Hands-on experiences with GIS-interfaced models, data sources, calibration/validation, statistical assessment of model results, and simulation using multiple tools. In addition to other assignments, graduate students will present case studies of TMDLs using different modeling tools. Offered irregularly. (Typically Offered: Fall)