14 Jul 2011

Bleg -- what to study?

A potential student asks for your thoughts on possible research needs as they relate to helping people better understand planning and management of resources, i.e.,
What are currently the most important research needs regarding the availability and use of water in arid climates -- particularly in the Western United States?

For a student planning to continue graduate level education in water resources, what courses or line of study would be the most relevant and important -- Law? Natural Resources Management? Hydrology? Resource Economics? Community and Regional Planning? Other? All of the above?