Understanding our water

87 - Understanding our water

Have you wondered why water behaves as it does? We have talked to Professor Søren Rud Keiding of Aarhus University, to hear about what makes water so special, and why it is essential for life, people, the climate and our food.

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Course overview

Modules
Modules: 6
Completion time
Completion time: 30 minutes
Difficulty level
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Course overview

00:04:11

Why is water so fascinating?

Water is an extremely fascinating substance and is probably the most important molecule on Earth. Listen to Professor Søren Rud Keiding explain why it is so important to understand the properties of water.

00:03:45

Why is water essential for life?

Water is important for shielding and maintaining life; without it we will only live for a day or two. Hear Professor Søren Rud Keiding talk about why water is absolutely essential for life on Earth.

00:03:12

How we impact the water cycle

The water cycle and water in general is what makes life possible. However, our actions are increasingly impacting the water cycle. Listen to Professor Søren Rud Keiding discuss the importance of the water cycle.

00:04:32

How water drives our climate

Water has key properties that make it unique, with great implications for the climate and the evolution of life itself. Hear Professor Søren Rud Keiding talk about the importance of water for driving the climate system and keeping our world liveable.

00:03:42

How do we move water?

Water is extraordinarily cohesive, and that means we can move water in any direction. Listen to Professor Søren Rud Keiding explain the intricacies of water flow and pressure.

00:02:29

Finding water for our food

Finding water and getting it to where it's needed has long been a challenge for food production. Hear Professor Søren Rud Keiding discuss the challenges we face finding water for our food.

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