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11.S196 Global Freshwater Crisis (MIT) 11.S196 Global Freshwater Crisis (MIT)

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For the first time in history, the global demand for freshwater is overtaking its supply in many parts of the world. The U.N. predicts that by 2025, more than half of the countries in the world will be experiencing water stress or outright shortages. Lack of water can cause disease, food shortages, starvation, migrations, political conflict, and even lead to war. Models of cooperation, both historic and contemporary, show the way forward. The first half of the course details the multiple facets of the water crisis. Topics include water systems, water transfers, dams, pollution, climate change, scarcity, water conflict/cooperation, food security, and agriculture. The second half of the course describes innovative solutions: Adaptive technologies and adaptation through policy, planning, mana For the first time in history, the global demand for freshwater is overtaking its supply in many parts of the world. The U.N. predicts that by 2025, more than half of the countries in the world will be experiencing water stress or outright shortages. Lack of water can cause disease, food shortages, starvation, migrations, political conflict, and even lead to war. Models of cooperation, both historic and contemporary, show the way forward. The first half of the course details the multiple facets of the water crisis. Topics include water systems, water transfers, dams, pollution, climate change, scarcity, water conflict/cooperation, food security, and agriculture. The second half of the course describes innovative solutions: Adaptive technologies and adaptation through policy, planning, mana

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Freshwater | Freshwater | water shortage | water shortage | water systems | water systems | water transfers | water transfers | dams | dams | pollution | pollution | climate change | climate change | scarcity | scarcity | water conflict/cooperation | water conflict/cooperation | food security | food security | agriculture | agriculture

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How to use the freshwater AquaMaps tool

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This screencast explains how you can use the Freshwater AquaMaps tool to view model-based, large-scale predictions of natural occurrences for species at a continental basin scale.

Subjects

BioFresh | freshwater biodiversity | EFI+ | Freshwater AquaMaps | Biological sciences | C000

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11.S196 Global Freshwater Crisis (MIT)

Description

For the first time in history, the global demand for freshwater is overtaking its supply in many parts of the world. The U.N. predicts that by 2025, more than half of the countries in the world will be experiencing water stress or outright shortages. Lack of water can cause disease, food shortages, starvation, migrations, political conflict, and even lead to war. Models of cooperation, both historic and contemporary, show the way forward. The first half of the course details the multiple facets of the water crisis. Topics include water systems, water transfers, dams, pollution, climate change, scarcity, water conflict/cooperation, food security, and agriculture. The second half of the course describes innovative solutions: Adaptive technologies and adaptation through policy, planning, mana

Subjects

Freshwater | water shortage | water systems | water transfers | dams | pollution | climate change | scarcity | water conflict/cooperation | food security | agriculture

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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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