JPIC 230 - Water, Environment, and Development

Water, Environment, and Development

This course aims to help you to:

  • Dr. Stanley Kabala teaching in a classroomGrasp the science behind issues of water resources, water quality, and water use;
  • Understand the linkages between adequate water supply and human well-being;
  • Recognize the impacts of improper water use on human well-being and ecosystem integrity;
  • Comprehend the economic, technical, and institutional barriers to ensuring adequate water supply;
  • Understand the roles of community, institutional, governmental, NGO, and business stakeholders in water management at the local, regional, and national levels;
  • Comprehend the community and institutional framework of governance as it influences water supply decision-making;
  • Become conversant with both conventional and alternative technical, socioeconomic, and institutional tools for ensuring adequacy of water supply;
  • Gain familiarity with the range of organizations and institutions providing technical, financial, and management assistance for water.

Dr. Stanley Kabala with studentsThe instructor, Dr. Stanley Kabala, is Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne University, where he teaches graduate courses in environmental policy and management. His research interests are in municipal environmental management, greenhouse gas emissions inventories, stream and watershed quality, pollution prevention in municipal operations, and the environmental and energy aspects of food systems.

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Microlecture Media

The following pages contain links to watch, listen to or read the videos that accompany the PowerPoint presentations in different formats.

Part 1: What you need to know about water

Part 2: Sufficiency: Do you have enough water?

Part 3: Availability: Can you get your water?

Part 4: Quality: Does your water make you sick?

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