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Water Planet Online Summer 2020—New Offering

Contributed by Mara Alper on 05/17/20 

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It makes up 60% of your body. You can’t survive without it. Come meet guest experts from around the world to talk with you online about water.

Water is considered “blue gold,” but it’s more valuable than gold. In this course, you learn about your water footprint, water in your body, in your hometown and on the planet. We explore water from personal, social and creative views in this lively online class with conversations, films, readings and guest experts from around the world to answer your individual questions.

Guest experts from around the world visit you online to discuss:

What is your water footprint?

What is virtual water?

How can we create solutions?

We start the conversation with your connection to water and the water in your body. We discover how water is connected to every part of our lives. Next we ripple out to streams, rivers and oceans, then national and global water issues. Why is water an important part of diverse cultures? What are the realities of water, power and justice?

Take this asynchronous class from anywhere with high-speed online access. Fulfills ICC Humanities Quest for Sustainability + Power and Justice + Gen Ed. Requirements.

Water Planet: Perspectives on Sustainability    3 credits   Summer II.       On Homer: GCOM20100   Mara Alper          Subject: General Communications

If you’d like more info, ask Mara at

Mara Alper is Professor Emerita at Ithaca College. Since 2008 she developed three water courses: The Power of Water, Water Planet and Media & The Environment: Water Issues. She currently serves on the Tompkins County Water Resource Council.


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