Water, water everywhere, but what do we need to know? This class encompasses in-depth facets of water covered in last year’s course. Selected topics, plus some new ones, include: The Amazon River Basin – water and ecology impacted by development; Watershed Plans – the institutional keystone of water management; China (PRC) – sacrificing environmental controls for economic progress ;The EU’s Water Framework Directive – contrasting water policy to the U.S., and ; Energy-Mining: Emerging Water-Quality Contaminants – types and impacts. An optional trip for those who did not attend last year’s course is proposed to the Argo Mine Treatment Facility and Xcel’s historical hydropower museum in Georgetown, with an overview of various issues in the upper Clear Creek watershed. No prerequisite needed to attend this class.