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CLI8003 Climate, Food, Water and Energy Security

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Grading basis : Graded
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Climate variability and change impact on natural systems, human and socio-economic activities. Security of food, water and energy are fundamental to human survival and impacted by changes in climate pattern and weather events on many temporal and spatial scales. Water availability and quality is important to economic activity, natural environmental and human health, and food production and agricultural productivity is intrinsically linked to water availability. This course is of interest to students planning to work in climate and weather depending industries such as agriculture, energy, health, finance, and resources, disaster risk management, or contribute to other industry policy and government decision making processes.

This course reviews the climate services provided by the applied climate sciences to manage the risks and benefits in the food, water and energy sector impacted by climate change, climate variability, and extreme weather events. The content of this course is delivered by world leading scientists working in the applied climate sciences and contributing to the rapidly expanding field of the climate services industry. The course will introduce the tools, models, and data in use and will highlight applications of these to manage the risks and benefits in regional and global food and water depending industries. This is a research-enabling course. Students complete directed activities enabling them to apply their knowledge in conducting climate system analyses and future research projects with focus on the food, water and energy sector.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023