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15999-01 - Vorlesung mit Übungen: Globalization of Water Resources 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Hong Yang (hong.yang@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt - Global status of water resources from the physical, economic and environmental viewpoints: facts and flaws;
- the concept of virtual water and the role of virtual water trade in redistributing global water resources;
- the motivation of virtual water trade and the notion of comparative advantage;
- methodological issues concerning the study of the globalisation of water resources;
- interdisciplinary approaches, combining natural and social sciences, modelling and GIS techniques, in assessing the global virtual water flows and the trade-offs involved in the trade;
- the role of the EU in global virtual water trade;
- a brief introduction of other forms of global water trade, e.g., bottled water trade;
- implications of globalisation of water resources for regional and national food, water and environmental policies.
Lernziele The aims of the couse are:
- To introduce different perspectives in assessing the global water resources and water challenges facing the world today and in the coming years;
- to introduce the concept of virtual water and its role in redistributing global water resources through the trade of food and other commodities;
- to understand the repercussions of the globalisation of water resources to the sustainability of economic development and the environment in both the developing and developed countries.
Literatur Allan, J.A., 1997. "Virtual water: A long term solution for water short Middle Eastern Economies?". Occasional Paper, SOAS Water Issues Group, King's Collage, UK.
Yang, H., Reichert, P., Abbaspour, K., Zehnder, A.J.B., 2003. "A water resources threshold and its implications for food security". Environmental Science and Technology 37(14): 3048-3054.
Yang, H., Wang, L., Abbaspour, K, Zehnder, A.J.B., 2006. "Virtual water highway: assessment of water use efficiency in global virtual water trade". Hydrological and Earth Systems Science.
Bemerkungen Dayly classes from 27. to 31. January 2020/from 9.15 to 18h (breaks according to announcement).

This lecture is offered by MSD. The lecturer, Prof. Dr. H. Yang, is honory professor at Unibas, she works at EAWAG.


Teilnahmebedingungen Special course application required for ALL (for details see 'course application'). Limited number of participants (25), Students of the MSD have priority. If you study something different you must do at least a master's degree within the 'Faculty of Sciences'/Departement of Enviromental Sciences' and may attend the seminar in case of vacancies and former application as required.

Students who have chosen the focus area in social sciences or in economics must have completed the 'Complementary Knowledge in Natural Sciences' module. Credit points are to be transferred to the "Focal Areas in Sustainability Research" module (Learning Agreement).

For students who have chosen the focus area in natural sciences this lecture is optional for the "Core Competences in Natural Scienes" module. It is also possible to accredit the course for the "Focal Areas in Sustainability Research" module (Learning Agreement).

MSD 2010
Studierende, welche die Grundlagen- und Aufbaubereiche Phil.-Nat. zu absolvieren haben, müssen diese weitestgehend abgeschlossen haben.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Mandatory course application for ALL: Link open from 14.08.19/noon - 04.09.19/midnight:


Login and application possible from 14.08.19/noon on (Login button on top row right hand side of ADAM website).

NOTE: Be aware of special entry requirements. Course inscription via MOnA remains mandatory for all participants..

In case of vacancies the online application link remains open until 09.10.19
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Block
Datum 27.01.2020 – 31.01.2020
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben

Bloc course: 27.01. to 31.01.20: from 09.15 to 18h.

Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 27.01.2020 09.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Dienstag 28.01.2020 09.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Mittwoch 29.01.2020 09.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Donnerstag 30.01.2020 09.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Freitag 31.01.2020 09.15-18.00 Uhr Vesalianum, Seminarraum (O2.02)
Module Modul Wahlbereich Wasser (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2017))
Modul: Kernbereich Naturwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular attendance (mandatory), oral presentation, written assessment at the end of the bloc course. Details tba at the beginning of the lecture.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Umweltwissenschaften