Water, Global Crisis, and Peace
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This course looks at issues of water sustainability world-wide.
What you can learn.
- Understand different types of water sources
- Examine the scale of water scarcity inthe world and the challenges that many countries face
- Discuss water problems and issues in the United States
- Analyze the correlation between water crisis and unrest
About this course:
While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. Threats to water supply include population expansion, urbanization, pollution, vegetation destruction and deforestation, and climate change. In this course, we look at present and future water sources worldwide, water management, and sustainable water technologies.