Introduction to water and climate

TU Delft , EdX Climate Change


Explore how climate change, water availability, and engineering innovation are key challenges for our planet.

Learning Objectives

What you’ll learn
-The different processes of the global water cycle
-The challenges in better understanding and adapting to the impact of climate change on water for the coming 50 years
-The flows of water and sand in different riverine, coastal and ocean systems
-How to identify mechanisms of climate change and explain the interplay of climate change, sea level, clouds, rainfall and future weather
-Why, when and which engineering interventions are needed in rivers, coasts and urban environments
-Why water for food and water for cities are the main challenges in water management and what the possibilities and limitations of reservoirs and groundwater are to improve water availability.