Global Water Use and Climate Change

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.

Global Water Use and Climate Change
This course is archived
Estimated 4 weeks
12–15 hours per week
Self-paced
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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.

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What you'll learn

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  • Describe the linkages between weather, geography, and distribution of water around the world.
  • Identify the pathways through which water impacts human health and wellbeing.
  • Describe the water-related drivers of global health inequities.

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Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.