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Managing Water Resources for Human Health


Managing Water Resources for Human Health

Managing Water Resources for Human Health

Learn about the importance of water, the distribution network, and the control of water resources


Students: 1,716
Course Description

Planet Earth is known as the blue planet due to the large amount of water present on its surface. However, less than one percent of total water is available to humans as usable freshwater.
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With increasing population growth and the effects of climate change hundreds of millions of people around the world, in both developed and developing nations, are facing an uncertain future in terms of the water resources that will be available to them for use. This free online course looks at aspects of water resources and their management, and how this can affect human health. The course begins with a review of water and its various uses, and it then looks in detail at the water cycle that supplies vital freshwater for use by humans, how water is treated for human consumption and how clean freshwater is vital for human health. The course then looks at water resource and water supply management, and how pollution can cause water stress. This course will be of great interest to professionals working in health, international development or environmental organisations who want to learn more about water resources and their management or to students who would like to learn more about how managing water resources may affect their lives.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you be aware of the importance and characteristics of water. You will gain a knowledge of the uses of water in agriculture and its use in domestic and industrial situations.
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You will understand the measures taken to control water resources. You will understand the different factors involved in the hydrological cycle. You will have a better knowledge of aquifers and the storage of water. You will know the difference between groundwater and surface water. You will have an understanding of water treatment and the treatments that are available. You will be more aware of the dangers of nitrous oxide, nitrogen fertilisers, the increase of CO2 levels and other toxic substances in water.You will understand the main components of a water distribution network. You will know how water resources are managed and have a knowledge of the water supply in Britain.
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Module Title
Module 1: Water and Its Uses
Module 2: The Hydrological Cycle
Module 3: Groundwater and Surface Water
Module 4: Water Treatment
Module 5: Water and Human Health
Module 6: Water Distribution Network
Module 7: Water Resources Management
Module 8: Water Resources - Supply and Demand
Module 9: Case Study - Water Stress from Eutrophication
Module10: Course Assessment

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Course Title Managing Water Resources for Human Health
Course # 362
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 13
Content Origin
Course Description  Planet Earth is known as the blue planet due to the large amount of water present on its surface. However, less than one percent of total water is available to humans as usable freshwater. With increasing population growth and the effects of climate change hundreds of millions of people around the world, in both developed and developing nations, are facing an uncertain future in terms of the water resources that will be available to them for use. This free online course looks at aspects of water resources and their management, and how this can affect human health. The course begins with a review of water and its various uses, and it then looks in detail at the water cycle that supplies vital freshwater for use by humans, how water is treated for human consumption and how clean freshwater is vital for human health. The course then looks at water resource and water supply management, and how pollution can cause water stress. This course will be of great interest to professionals working in health, international development or environmental organisations who want to learn more about water resources and their management or to students who would like to learn more about how managing water resources may affect their lives.
License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 11 February 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio Low
Audio Only None
Animation Low
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Post-Secondary
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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    Timothy Christian United States of America Loved it! Very interesting and Useful. 2015-04-12 04:04:51
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    Rhiannan Rollitt New Zealand Very interesting, although biased in the sense of it doesn't include majority of the world. I come from New Zealand. Basic level of water and its properties, would be interested in a higher level course. 2015-01-13 23:01:15
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    HERMAN NGOHAYON Canada It is educational! I learned new ideas and it enhanced my limited knowledge on water resources management. 2014-10-11 22:10:29
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    anane desmond Ghana I love to study about water resources for human health 2014-10-07 23:10:33
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    SHAIDI NGONA SHAIDO Congo I've enjoyed leaning this course, with more benefit to my professional capacity building. Thanks for the course content and special design. 2014-08-17 17:08:36
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    Rateesh Kumar India Very good study material. 2014-08-12 14:08:34
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    Jaishinimol Bharghavan United Arab Emirates crispy and detailed, basic informations compiled together 2014-07-22 10:07:47
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    Odalis Perez Perez Dominican Republic The course is well structured and provides a comprehensive, very useful introduction to water resources management. The course also provides a good base for those with interest in more advanced courses. Thank you for putting this course together. 2014-06-15 23:06:27
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    Joseph Green United States of America I found the course to be very informative and now i have this new wealth of knowledge to carry forth. 2014-05-29 10:05:19
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    Awais Rashid Pakistan great 2014-05-02 08:05:09
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