The Challenge of Global Water Security (FutureLearn)

The Challenge of Global Water Security (FutureLearn)
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This course is aimed at anyone interested in global water security, but it may be of particular interest to water research professionals and students studying science.
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The Challenge of Global Water Security (FutureLearn)
An introduction to the challenges of water security on a local and global scale. How do we achieve water security for everyone? Over the next 30 years it is estimated that 80% of the world’s population will live in areas with high levels of water scarcity. How do we manage this so that we can ensure global water security for both people and ecosystems?

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On this course, you’ll have an introduction to the challenges of water security and find out why human activity and environmental issues are putting increasing pressure on our water resources.

You’ll explore the physical, biological and social facets connecting to water security around the globe, where you live, and what can be done to achieve water security for all.



What topics will you cover?


What is water security?

- Concepts in water security

- The water cycle


Current issues affecting water security

- Water quality

- Extreme events

- Water footprint

- Water access and ethics


Emerging problems

- Water infrastructure

- Freshwater ecosystem decline

- Global climatic change

- Urbanisation / demographic change


Solutions

- Reducing water demand

- Increasing water supply

- Catchment management


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Reflect on the concept of water security

- Explore current challenges in water security across the globe

- Assess the physical, biological and social facets pertaining to water security in your area or region

- Develop the broader knowledge to place your local water challenges within wider regional and global contexts

- Identify those areas where you would like to find out more



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49.00 EUR
This course is aimed at anyone interested in global water security, but it may be of particular interest to water research professionals and students studying science.

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