Water is essential to life and many of the processes that occur on planet Earth. This course will take a detailed look at the concepts and principles of the occurrence, distribution, and circulation of water near the Earth’s surface. This course will also cover the basics of limnology, water as a critical resource, threats to the resource, water treatment resources, and basic water flow calculations. Lab will consist of field visits to both lotic and lentic systems as well as collection and analysis of rainfall and runoff data. (Prerequisites: BIOL111W, CHEM111W, ENVS110W)