If you missed our latest School Member lecture on water security in the 21st century, you can now watch the whole talk online.
Water - both flooding and drought - has featured in the top ten global risks for many years, with climate change and under development exacerbating geographical inequalities in its distribution. It is possible to be water rich in relatively dry areas, especially if you are very wealthy, and to be water poor in relatively wet areas, especially if you are poor.
In this lecture, Professor Staddon (University of the West of England) presents findings from recent research on water security on a variety of scales from individual households to global regions, and outlines the challenges decision-makers face. He also features a variety of case studies to illustrate the potential for emerging technologies to improve water security and the likelihood of ‘water wars’ around the globe.
The content of the lecture is most suited to those studying at A Level, however GCSE students will also find the material helpful for their studies.
We have put together a series of resources to further support students’ learning on this topic, increase understanding and to give wider context to the lecture. You'll need to be a School Member to access this lecture. Not a member yet? Join today.
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