The Challenge of Global Water Security

Online Course

Future Learn
The Challenge of Global Water Security

What is the course about?

The Challenge of Global Water Security
The course The Challenge of Global Water Security is an online class provided by Cardiff University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

An introduction to the challenges of water security on a local and global scale.

Course description
  • How do we achieve water security for everyone?
  • 4 weeks
  • 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.
  • Concepts in water security
  • The water cycle
  • Water quality
  • Extreme events
  • Water footprint
  • Water access and ethics
  • Water infrastructure
  • Freshwater ecosystem decline
  • Global climatic change
  • Urbanisation / demographic change
  • Reducing water demand
  • Increasing water supply
  • Catchment management
  • Water governance
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Cardiff University
  • Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and is ranked within the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

Prerequisites & Facts

The Challenge of Global Water Security

Course Topic

Nature & Environment, Science, Engineering & Maths

University, College, Institution

Cardiff University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

The Challenge of Global Water Security

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Cardiff University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: Cardiff University
Topic: Nature & Environment, Science, Engineering & Maths