CEE 433: Water Technology & Policy

Ashlynn S. Stillwell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Elaine F. and William J. Hall Excellence Faculty Scholar 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
205 N. Mathews Ave
3214 Digital Computer Laboratory
Urbana, IL 61801


CEE 433: Water Technology & Policy
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Spring semester 2021, 3-4 credits

Class meeting: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00-9:20 AM; 3310 Newmark
(All times in this syllabus are in U.S. Central time)
Synchronous Zoom and asynchronous recordings

Course websites: https://compass2g.illinois.eduhttps://mediaspace.illinois.edu 
Lecture recordings: https://echo360.org

This course will cover technical and social concepts of water and wastewater treatment, water resources, water policy and economics, and water in culture. Emphasis will be on the intersection between water technology (from an engineering perspective) and water policy (from economic and societal perspectives). Communication is an important element of this course: engineers will learn to “speak” policy via writing assignments, multimedia presentation, and briefings (4-credit students only).

Course objectives. Throughout this course, students will 1) research water technology- and policy-related topics, 2) analyze interrelated systems, 3) synthesize ideas into technical analyses, and 4) present the results in a technology- and policy-related manner.  

Prerequisites. Upper-level undergraduate or graduate standing; CEE 330, CEE 340, or CEE 350, or consent of instructor.


Office hours: Mondays 10:00-11:30 AM and Wednesdays 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Teaching Assistant: Allisa Hastie, ahastie2@illinois.edu; TA Office Hours: Mondays 11:30 AM-1:00 PM and Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 PM