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Water: Science and Society (EARTH 111)

Author: Penn State University - College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Subject: Earth and Mineral Sciences
Source: OPEN.ED @PSU
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We refer to Earth as the "Blue Planet" because of its abundance of liquid water; indeed, NASA's search for life on other planets starts with the search for water. While its importance for sustaining life is perhaps common knowledge, the extent to which we depend on water in every aspect of our everyday lives and activities is less obvious. Looking into the coming decades, the global need to decrease water stress and increase water quality is inescapable.

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