Topic outline

  • Theme lecture

    The theme lecture is available at the following web-page:

    Prezi presentation of the water scarcity

    Weekly ppt

    Hands-on exercise

    For the hands-on exercise, we will provide you with a new exercise script. In the beginning of the hands-on session, we will fetch the script together. However, you can pull the script (exercise5_water_scarcity.Rmd) already before the session and browse it through if you like (this is voluntary). If you'd like to watch a recap on how a git pull is performed, see the first hands-on training session recording in Teams.

    We will go through the exercise script step by step during the hands-on sessions. Again, the script contains few tasks marked with # TODO, which you can try filling in. We will provide model answers to all tasks after the hands-on session in another script (exercise5_water_scarcity_solutions.Rmd).

    Home assignment

    Discover water scarcity trends in your study area 


    1. please develop your own research question
    2. produce EITHER one page infographic (see Visualisation tab) OR 'tradional' one page poster (A4/A3) with following structure: a) title; b) research question and short introduction; c) maps, graphs, etc of the results with captions d) interpretation of the results
    3. you can get help to possible problems by a) searching from internet: there are many people with similar problems; b) posting question to the R Q&A channel in Teams; c) coming to Thursday workshop, or d) asking us or your fellow students directly
    4. once you are happy with the end result, please submit the work (see below Submission)

    Graph types (have to be included in both poster and infographic): stacked area graph ( or similar graph (such as trajectory) to illustrate changes over time

    Research ideas

    • water scarcity trajectory over time
    • drivers (i.e. water use sectors) of water scarcity over time

    : please submit the assignment by using the submission icon below. 

    Thursday workshop

    On Thursdays we have a workshop (see Schedule for location) in where you can get help on the home assignment. This week no specific Illustrator tutorial is given, but we can recap with the issues you would like to go back to / know more. Below there is a short video showing how to resize text and graphs in Illustrator.

    Tutorial on how to resize text and graphs (from year 2021)

    • Please submit the 5th home assignment here; instructions are given in the main page. 

      Please remember: submission is due on Mon 28.11 at 23:55. Should you submit the assingment late, you'll get only 70% of the points. The submission will be closed completely a week after DL, after which you are not able to submit the assignment. 

      Before submission, please check:

      • your home assignment fits to one page
      • the format of the submission is pdf
      • assignment includes stacked area graph or similar graph (such as trajectory) to illustrate changes over time