The Challenge of Global Water Security

FutureLearn The Challenge of Global Water Security

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
Cardiff University
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
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?

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.

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.

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
  • Water governance

Taught by
Isabelle Durance
Author
FutureLearn
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