2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2022  
2021 - 2022 College Catalog

HORT 225 - Water Management and Conservation

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): HORT 140 , HORT 160 , and HORT 200  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course is designed to cover all aspects of water management from two distinct perspectives. The first shall include the efficient design and delivery of irrigations systems, system components, conservation of water for use in urban environments including turf, horticulture and landscape construction management. In addition the course shall address grading and drainage issues such as reading and interpreting grading and drainage plans, understanding the best management practices of storm water management, impacts of site disturbance and the protection of water as a potable and habitat resource

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Understand various environmental issues related to irrigation and storm water management
  2. Understand the need for applying, managing and conserving water resources
  3. Understand the economic and regulatory concerns with water conservation and storm water management
  4. Understand the basic properties of water dynamics and hydraulics
  5. Understand plant irrigation requirements for various plant species and environments for proper application
  6. Identify different water sources for irrigation, including the use of effluent or recycled waste water
  7. Identify the changes of storm water prior and after site alterations.
  8. Identify the elements that impact storm water velocity, volume and time of concentration.
  9. Inventory & evaluate existing site conditions that may impact irrigation and storm water management.
  10. Design irrigation systems and grading solutions for environmental sensitivity and functional sustainability.