Moira Alice Kelley, “The World Water Crisis: Problems, Crisis Regions, Action and Solutions Based on Regional Opportunity,” 2009.

This thesis explains a number of factors that are associated with the world water crisis through a multi-layered study. By examining a varied of severity levels in specific regions, the action being taken by local, national, and multi-national organizations, and solutions which present themselves to regions, I discovered the importance of everyday conservation. The research for this thesis came in two forms: (1) a review of the literature on the current crisis and (2) an action-based method which taught local high school students about the water crisis in addition to the local and global impact of personal water conservation. Findings from this research come in the form of evaluations and personal statements from students that proved the lesson taught was effective. I hope the success of the lessons in my action-based thesis will propel the students to be more aware of unnecessary overconsumption of water and to, subsequently, stop the progress of the current crisis.


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A project based on independent investigation, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies.

This paper was presented at the Second Annual Student Research Symposium, April 4, 2009, sponsored by the Global Studies Program at Providence College . The event provides recognition for excellent student scholarship in the field of Global Studies.



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