PROFESSIONAL WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE… ARE WE READY?1

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    Paper No. 96086 of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (formerly Water Resources Bulletin). Discussions are open until October 1, 1997.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Water resources professionals are being increasingly called upon to address complex problems which require the interaction of several individuals operating as a planning or implementation team. Education for water resources professionals must move to meet the demands of this mode of operation. To best prepare the student, educational programs must focus not only on technical competence but must also incorporate concepts of cooperative problem solving with individuals from a diversity of backgrounds as a part of the curriculum. Among strategies which may work are academic requirements outside of the technical specialty, modification of existing course materials, and inclusion of outside faculty as a part of departmental curriculum preparation.

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