Human Impacts / Civics / Ethics

Watershed health and water quality: tips and non-fiction sources (curated for students)

Watershed health and water quality: tips and non-fiction sources (curated for students)

Water-Energy Nexus tips and supplemental non-fiction sources (curated for students) 

Water-Energy Nexus tips and supplemental non-fiction sources (curated for students) 

Energy Efficiency: tips and supplemental non-fiction sources (curated for students)

Energy Efficiency: tips and supplemental non-fiction sources (curated for students)

Water efficiency: tips and supplemental non-fiction sources (curated for students)    

Water efficiency: tips and supplemental non-fiction sources (curated for students)    

Civics / Ethics: Resources and potential guiding questions

Topic 1) Pricing: How should leaders develop utility pricing and programs that ensure the water or energy system remains safe and reliable, but also doesn't unfairly burden the poor?  

 

Topic 2) Sustainable resource management: What responsibility, if any, do users of water and energy have to do their best to use those resources as efficiently as possible? What tradeoffs, timeframes, and perspectives should be considered and balanced as choices are made to take or not take actions to become more efficient users of water and energy? What are other examples of challenges in our community which can be made better or worse based on the relatively small actions of many people? Sometimes these types of challenges are know as "Collective Action Problems".