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    4 Weeks
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    12–15 hours per week
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    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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About this course

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Humans are vast users of water. From large-scale agriculture to individual domestic use, water resources are being consumed at a tremendous rate. This course investigates the use of water by humans across the globe. The use of water and the impact of that use on existing water resources will be investigated. Climate change is rapidly affecting our understanding of current water resources. This is even more profound when human health is impacted. This course will also look at our changing understanding of water resources and how this is playing a role in the impact of water-resources on human health.

What you'll learn

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  • Identify the pathways through which water impacts human health and wellbeing.
  • Describe the water-related drivers of global health inequities.

Meet your instructors

Geoffrey Hall
Course Instructor
Beaty Water Research Centre, Queen's University

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