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Regional Water Use


Identify the ways in which water is utilised at the regional scale

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Regional Water Use


Identify the ways in which water is utilised at the regional scale

TASK: List the items and the amounts of water needed to produce them

 

definitions

 
 

water USE at regional scale

 
 
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FURTHER READING

  1. Read "Water Utilisation at the Regional Scale" pp 179-182 Patterns and Change Book.
  2. Answer q 1-3 p 182 focusing just on the colours on the map, not the pie charts.
 
 

PLENARY

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Water Scarcity


Examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity

Water Scarcity


Examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity

 
 

patterns and trends in physical and economic water scarcity

  1. How are physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity similar and different? (Compare and contrast)
 

patterns in water scarcity

  1. Describe the global pattern of economic water scarcity
  2. Why is there no physical or economic water scarcity in central Sahara desert? (refer to the definition)
  3. Read pp 182-183 Patterns and Change. List the environmental and human factors affecting physical and economic water scarcity.
 
 

trends in water use

  1. Describe how water withdrawal rates are likely to change between 1995 and 2025.
 
 
 
 
 

case study: california drought 2014

California is America's most valuable agricultural state and the third largest petroleum state. Both of these activities require high amounts of water. California is, in places, also one of America's driest states.

 
 
 
 

environmental causes

El Nino & Precipitation Rates

 
 
 

CAUSES & IMPACTS

 

exam question

Examine the view that human activity is responsible for water scarcity. (15 marks)

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Safe Drinking Water


Examine the factors affecting access to safe drinking water

Safe Drinking Water


Examine the factors affecting access to safe drinking water

Read the articles on this page and annotate a world map with information relating to access to safe water.