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ERIC Number: EJ921523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
The Wealth of Water: The Value of an Essential Resource
Rathburn, Melanie K.; Baum, Karina J.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v40 n3 p58-64 Jan 2011
Many students take water availability for granted and yet, by 2025, two-thirds of the world will not have access to clean drinking water. This case study is designed to encourage students to think about water as a limited natural resource and is used to highlight how the exploitation of water can have far-reaching social, political, and economic effects. The story unfolds as two college students travel to Bolivia over spring break and learn about the real events that took place in Cochabamba in the early 2000s when the water supply system there was privatized. (Contains 1 table, 3 resources and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia