EN 552 History of Water Technology

This course examines how the quest for water as a basic element of life has contributed to the development of innovative technology and how it has impacted humanity from ancient to modern times. Topics covered include: water devices, water wells, water lifting machines, conveyance systems and hydraulic works, irrigation structures, reservoirs and dams, potable water treatment methods and systems, public health issues related to water, water conflicts, the historical evolution of water policies, legal, economic and societal issues related to water exploitation and use.




Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Environmental Engineering Program