Water Dialogues: Conflicts Over Our Most Valuable Resource (APA2220.01)

Susan Sgorbati

Water is the essence of life. Access to Clean Water for drinking, fishing, irrigation and sanitation are basic human rights. In this course, we will use two texts: “Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth’s Most Precious Resource” edited by Irena Salin and Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steven Solomon. Water as a source of conflict for countries sharing trans-boundary water resources will be explored and students will engage in current research as part of TWIN (Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network) a CAPA partnership with the Institute of Environmental Diplomacy and Security. We will specifically look at the current case study on the Kabul River Basin between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
W 10:00am - 11:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 25
This course is categorized as All courses, Environment, Two Credit, 2000, Advancement of Public Action, Susan Sgorbati, Wednesday Mornings.