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Certificate of Achievement

Håkan Lindgren

has completed the following course:

Water Scarcity: Crisis and Response

Colorado State University

This online course examined the dual nature of water scarcity, by examining reasons for diminishing supplies, including growing human populations, climate, lifestyle, poor water management, and poor governance in addition to water conflicts and ensuring adequate water supplies.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week

Glenn G. Patterson, PhD.


Colorado State University

overall score


Learning outcomes

  • Explore the dual nature and varied causes of freshwater scarcity.
  • Reflect on the conflicts that arise in response to freshwater scarcity.
  • Investigate what can be done to improve access to freshwater for people and nature.
  • Modify your own behavior around water consumption and sustainability.


  • Hydrologic cycle and water tables
  • Coping with global water scarcity
  • Types of water scarcity
  • Solving the problems of water scarcity
  • What factors lead to water conflicts
  • What factors block solutions and make conflicts worse
  • Governance of water and water boundaries

Issued on 22nd October 2018

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Free online course:

Water Scarcity: Crisis and Response

Colorado State University