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Courses - Fall 2023
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
Every Drop Counts: Water, Food and Global Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENSP101 or MIEH300; or permission of department.
Cross-listed with: ENSP360.
Credit only granted for: MIEH333 or ENSP360.
In-depth interdisciplinary study of the public health issues related to water use for global food production. Topics will include accessibility and availability of safe water for agriculture worldwide, potential microbiological and chemical hazards in agricultural water, alternative water sources such as reclaimed wastewater and return flows, food safety approaches to managing agricultural water, and agricultural influences on surface and groundwater quality. Political, social, and economic factors relating to agricultural water will be addressed, with special focus on regions that are leaders in innovative water management and regions where access to clean water for agriculture is a major challenge.