Water, Water Everywhere

Ref: C2340881

Water – our most common yet most precious resource. We go to great lengths to distribute and dispose of it, yet seemingly waste much of what we collect. Increasing incidence of drought, in part associated with global warming, might create a change in attitudes and also bring a greater awareness of water problems in other parts of the world. Topics to be covered include the nature of water, its distribution, quality and role in the earth’s natural systems. Public health and the evolution of water supply and disposal systems are recognised by all of us, yet are totally lacking in other parts of the world. Problems which we all face include the impact of climatic change, flood and drought and attempts to tackle these extremes, along with the issues of pollution and abuse of the resource.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to study the many facets of the uses and abuses of water as a resource for human life at the local, national and global scale.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • recognise the role of water in the earth's natural system.
  • develop an overview of the significance of organised water supply and disposal in modern society.
  • appreciate the issues surrounding global warming and its impact upon society.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Water, Water Everywhere

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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