Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 25-26, 2017

It's been a busy week and we've all learned a lot about water, water security, climate change and our vulnerabilities. On July 25 we talked about urban and rural water security and the types of vulnerabilities found in each. It was interesting to compare different countries and how the percent of the population is urban varies across each region and continent.

Lecture slides from July 25 on the "human fingerprints" on water in PDF

July 26

We started off today with a discussion on climate change. Since most of you have addressed climate change in your previous classes, I won't spend a great deal of time on the science of climate change but give some bottom lines on what we will likely expect in the coming years.

Lecture slides from July 26 on Climate Change in PDF

Today is the first day of the #LaSalleAgua17 DataJam! 
So what is a DataJam? This DataJam is an event where you will be involved in a creative problem solving competition where each team agrees on a problem to address. Your team creates an innovative solution to the problem. At end of the DataJam, groups will present their solution to the class. In this DataJam we will focus on water and climate change problems. You will begin today and finish on Friday. Final presentations on Friday during class. It will be hard work but will rewarding in the end.

Information on the DataJam in PDF

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