The Wealth of Water

TitleThe Wealth of Water
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsRathburn, M, Baum, KJ
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBechtel , Bolivia , business , Cochabamba , Developing , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Environmental Sciences , Freshwater , Social Justice , WATER
AbstractMany students take the availability of water for granted. This case study, which focuses on the Cochabamba water revolt in Bolivia, is designed to encourage students to think about water as a limited natural resource. Students learn about the limited nature of freshwater and the impact that access to clean water has on people across all socioeconomic demographics. Designed for a non-majors course in global ecology, the case could also be used in non-majors and majors courses in biology, environmental science, environmental policy, ethics, and international relations, among others.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo.
Abbreviated Case NameThe Wealth of Water
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