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Climate Change and Water

Teaching Module

A teaching module to introduce the impact of climate change on water systems and the resulting effects on human society.

Students will learn about the link between climate change and water, and the factors that cause a location to be vulnerable to climate change. They will also read and discuss three case studies related to the impact of climate change on water systems in Bolivia—drought, flooding, and glacier loss.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Enumerate and explain the factors that affect the vulnerability of a location to climate change in the context of water supply.
  2. Discuss whether climate change poses a threat to water systems in your country/region. Propose actions for mitigating any adverse impacts.
About Tool
Tool Name Climate Change Is About…Water – Teaching and Activites Guide
Discipline Environmental Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Overview, Hydrosphere, Water, Water Supply, Human Migration, Disasters
Climate Topic Climate and the Hydrosphere; Disasters and Hazards; Policy, Politics, and Environmental Governance
Type of tool Teaching module
Grade Level High School
Location South America, Bolivia
Language English
Translation  Spanish
Developed by Maddy Ryle, Leny Olivera Rojas, & Sian Cowman
Hosted at The Democracy Center
Access Online, Offline
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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