D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health is a project-based, experiential, and transdisciplinary course. Together with peers and experts, we will explore the vitally important interface of water, climate change, and health. This course addresses mitigation and adaptation to climate change as it pertains to water and health. Water-borne illness, malnutrition, and vector-borne diseases represent the top three causes of morbidity and mortality in regions of our focus. Students submit a term project, setting the stage for a lifelong commitment to communicating climate science to a broad public.
This is a course curriculum designed to teach the learners about the intersection of water quality and climate change and their effect on health. The curriculum is designed for college-level students, with no perquisite knowledge required. The course is designed to take place in an in-person classroom, with opportunities to have hands-on experiences through field trips and conducting projects.