Sustainable Water

Course Overview

This course explores water and its interconnections with environmental sustainability, social equity, health, and economic development. With the understanding of sustainable access to clean water as a fundamental human right, students will re-envision and create a world where water engineering and management support a healthy ecosystem for both people and the planet. We will explore water scarcity, water access, and engineering innovations in water supply, drinking and waste water, efficiency of distribution, as well as the impact of engineering on water quality and ecosystem health. Throughout the course, students will consider the interrelated aspects of engineering and water in relation to health, justice, and sustainability. The course will adopt a case study approach and students will ‘virtually’ visit multiple contexts and countries in order to explore the real-life implications of access to life-giving water.


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