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學生對 巴塞罗那自治大学 提供的 Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food 的評價和反饋

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In this course you will become familiar with the ideas of the water-energy-food nexus and transdisciplinary thinking. You will learn to see your community or country as a complex social-ecological system and to describe its water, energy and food metabolism in the form of a pattern, as well as to map the categories of social actors. We will provide you with the tools to measure the nexus elements and to analyze them in a coherent way across scales and dimensions of analysis. In this way, your quantitative analysis will become useful for informed decision-making. You will be able to detect and quantify dependence on non-renewable resources and externalization of environmental problems to other societies and ecosystems (a popular ‘solution’ in the western world). Practical case studies, from both developed and developing countries, will help you evaluate the state-of-play of a given community or country and to evaluate possible solutions. Last but not least, you will learn to see pressing social-ecological issues, such as energy poverty, water scarcity and inequity, from a radically different perspective, and to question everything you’ve been told so far. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Part of the results and case studies presented have been developed within two projects: MAGIC and PARTICIPIA. However, the course does not reflect the views of the funding institutions or of the project partners as a whole, and the case studies were presented purely with an educational and illustrative purpose....



1 - Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food 的 10 個評論(共 10 個)

創建者 Gustavo A D A

Oct 20, 2017

For me as a Mechanical Engineer has been great, I have worked for manufacturing companies and also I am the owner of a company; for me have this tool to evaluate any kind project is a priceless treasure, this brings to you a lot of tools, and another point of view of how must be seen the sustainability and how must be applied on the project evaluation.

創建者 Alexander F

Nov 22, 2018

Outstanding course !! One of the most useful courses I have been pursuing :)

創建者 Anibal A

Mar 13, 2019

It's a great course and was very helpful to bring me the basics of a robust methodology to my current thesis work.

創建者 Jose C S

Oct 23, 2017

Excelent course !

創建者 Anthony L

Mar 31, 2018

Everybody should learn this !

It will change my way of looking at sustainability as promised by Prof. Giampietro.


創建者 Martin C

Feb 12, 2018

One of the best MOOCs I have taken! A real gem!

創建者 Igor C

Apr 09, 2018

Excellent course!!!!

創建者 Carlos F T P

Jul 23, 2018

Muy buen curso, con bastantes ejemplos

創建者 Azra T

Nov 05, 2019

really informative and thorough... would highly recommend to environmental & sustainability professionals interested in broadening their horizons and learning about the WEF nexus. Although fast-paced, it covers a lot of material and gives you a really good insight into all three topics and how they relate to each other

創建者 Scott P

Apr 22, 2019

This class was terrific. It offered a new viewpoint and means of thinking about the importance of water, energy and food. I highly recommend it to others and look forward to learning more abou these issues in perhaps a part 2.