Lesson 13: Water For People and Environment


Lesson 13: Water For People and Environment

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Lesson 13: Water For People and Environment

Lesson 13.0: Water For People and Environment Summary Overview

Lesson 13.1: Water For People and Environment Introduction

Lesson 13.2: People are Connected to Water

Lesson 13.3: National Water Law

Lesson 13.4: Texas Water Law

Lesson 13.5: Water Allocation

Lesson 13.6: Environmental Water

Lesson 13.7: Water Future


One of the greatest challenges facing Texas is balancing the water needs of people with the needs of our environment. We are all connected by water, and how much usable water we have for the future will depend on what we do to conserve water today.


aquatic ecosystems, aquatic science, Clean Water Act, Ewing Halsell, Harte Research Institute, Meadows Center, natural resources, non-point source pollution, point source pollution, pollutants, Rudolph Rosen, Sport Fish Restoration Program, STEM, Texas Parks and Wildlife, water conservation, water conservation volunteers, water laws, water pollution, water rights, watershed


Water Resource Management

Learning Objectives

Water for People and the Environment is the Aquatic Science STEM curriculum Lesson 13 that includes relevant science topics in 8 videos: What is the purpose of the Clean Water Act? What kind of water pollution is it intended to prevent? Why does the Act not stop all water pollution? What is watershed action planning? What should people where you live consider when conducting watershed action planning? In Texas, who “owns” surface water? Who “owns” groundwater? Since all water is connected, why do we have different systems of regulation? What is a “water right?” What are the impacts of prior allocation? What is “rule of capture?” What rights and responsibilities are associated with it? What are environmental flows? How are they obtained? What will influence your water supply for the future?

About This Project

Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons. Each lesson covers a major subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos covering important aquatic science topics can be used in teaching instruction or for self-education. A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here.The teaching textbook is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained here.

Lesson 13: Water For People and Environment