The Challenge of Global Water Security
Cardiff University
  • Start Date: 14 Oct, 2019
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


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

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

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.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Cardiff University

It 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. Cardiff University is one of Britain’s major teaching and research universities.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with a heritage of service and achievement which has included Queen’s Anniversary Prizes and Nobel laureates among its staff.

The University’s breadth of expertise in research and teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. The University’s research institutes are responsible for radical new approaches in a variety of areas, including neurosciences and mental health, cancer stem cells and sustainable places.

The University’s students and staff are drawn from throughout the UK and from more than 110 countries throughout the world; they share and benefit from the university’s international outlook and commitment to innovation and excellence in all areas of activity. In 2013 Cardiff was shortlisted for University of the Year in the Sunday Times University Guide.

  • (Cardiff is a) “world class research-intensive university.” - Daily Telegraph Guide to UK universities.
  • “An excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.” - Guardian University Guide.
  • “Outstanding facilities are backed up by a teaching and research record that is hard to beat.” - Sunday Times University Guide.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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