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Fall 2024
Jun 17, 2024
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AGRY 12000 - Water And Food Security
Credit Hours: 3.00. General science introduction to global and regional water resources issues, especially with respect to food security. It will address the role of water in agriculture throughout the world and agriculture's impact on water resources. Students will focus first on developing the scientific underpinnings of water supply and crop water use. With this background, they will explore key issues relating to water scarcity and balancing agricultural and urban demands for water, water quality and soil salinization, water footprints of food and the use of virtual water embedded in food to offset national water deficits, regulation and roles science and policy in solving water problems.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Agronomy

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Be familiar with water resources concepts, including water supply, water deman, irrigation needs, crop water use and water contamination. 2. Gain qualitative and quantitative understanding of water scarcity, water use efficiency and water footprints. 3. Develop oral and written communication skills and problem solving abilities on topics related to agricultural water resources.

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