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Water, Global Crisis, and Peace – UCLAxOpen

April 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

We all know water is a critical resource. This free 3-hour course looks at water sustainability in the US and worldwide. You will learn about the different types of water sources, the challenges many countries face, and the correlation between water scarcity and unrest.

While nearly 70% of the world is covered by water, only 2.5% of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1% of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. Threats to water supply include population expansion, urbanization, pollution, vegetation destruction and deforestation, and climate change. In this course, we look at present and future water sources worldwide, water management, and sustainable water technologies.

For details and free registration, click here.

This lecture is part of the new UCLAxOpen, a program of no-cost personal enrichment and professional development courses and seminars offered via UCLA Extension in an ongoing effort to eliminate barriers to education and strengthen our global community’s connection to UCLA.



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