ICYA-1111B Water and the Environment

How did the ancient civilizations obtain water for their personal needs, irrigation and navigation? Which techniques did they use to build these projects to fruitfully use hydrological resources? What were the beginnings of hydroelectricity? To answer these and other questions, this course provides the students with a framework of reference about the physical natural processes associated to water. Additionally, identifies and analyzes the different processes and technological systems to successfully use and control water and its impact on the environment. Finally, it makes reference to the legal and institutional framework in Colombia and brings forward questions about the future of hydrological resources, It is a multidisciplinary study that allows students from different majors and postgraduate courses to have access to current issues related to quantity and quality of water in the world and specifically in Colombia.