Class Information & Resources:
NewsFirst Class is on Wednesday, September 4 at 3 PM in room 32-123.
Don't know where it is? Find it here. Please be on time
Class readings for week 1 are Tragedy of the Commons and Extensions of Tragedy of the Commons by Garrett Hardin, as well as Kay's The Ultimate Tragedy of the Commons and Resilience by Marq de Villiers.
Class Assignment due Sept 16 is available as a PDF here.
Special Lecture Friday October 4 by Dhaval Adjodah entitled "How I'm using Terrascope Lessons to Change the World".
Special Project on Ethiopian Dam: Here are the materials.
Special Lecture Wednesday October 16 by Charlie Harvey on: Arsenic contaminated drinking water in South Asia. note it will be held in E25 room
Special Lecture Monday November 18 by Lawrence Susskind MIT DUSP on: Attacking the Basic Logic of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) note it will be held in regular Monday room
Here are the three panelists who will judge your final presentation and web site
Class LecturesSams's Powerpoint® presentation for the first class is here. View a PDF here.
Sams's Powerpoint® presentation for the second class is here. View a PDF here
Sams's Powerpoint® presentation for the third class is here. View a PDF here
Library Powerpoint® presentation (4th class) is here. View a PDF here
Hal Gustin's presentation is here
Water Issues in the News
Web Sites of Interest2013 - United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation
International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015
The Pacific Institute has a great deal of information of global water issues. It is based in Oakland, California, and is a nonpartisan research institute that works to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. Through interdisciplinary research and partnering with stakeholders, the Institute produces solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity – in California, nationally, and internationally.
MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning has a very useful website on water diplomacy. This is a great resource and you should also not be bashful about approaching some people in that department. It is headed up by Professor Lawrence Susskind.
Water security: Debating an emerging paradigm provides a comprehensive review of the concept of water security, including both academic and policy literatures.
From Sam's Bookshelf
The Atlas of Water, Second Edition: Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource
Maggie Black, Jannet King, Candida Lacey
Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus
The World Economic Forum Water Initiative
Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature
Mark R. Tercek and Jonathan S. Adams
Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis
Privatizing Water: Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis
Karen Bakker a review
The World's Water Volume 7: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources (World's Water (Quality)
Peter H. Gleick
Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water
Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman, Michael Fox
The Water Business: Corporations Versus People (Global Issues)
Ann-Christin Sjölander Holland
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water
Water: Asia's New Battleground
ADDED Sept 11: Water Security: Conflicts, Threats, Policies
James A. Tindall and Andrew A. Campbell