Water conflict:. World water hotspots. Ogallala aquifer ( wikipedia ). Can you find answers to these? What is an aquifer? (simple English or a picture) How large is the Ogallala aquifer (in terms of amount of water it stores)? How much has the aquifer store been reduced by?
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World water hotspots
Can you find answers to these?
Read the Time article.
Summarise the main issues facing Mexico City town planners. Approximately 200 words
Why are the fishermen around Lake Chad packing up their nets?
Annotate a map of China with rivers marked on (add sentences around the outside) to show that the north suffers drought whilst the south suffers floods.
Label the Yangtze River. Mark on where the Three Gorges dam has been built. The dam was a multi-purpose scheme. What were its main purposes?
What are the 3 main uses of water in the north?
How do planners in China aim to solve the problem of water scarcity in the north?
On the next slide:
Create a collage photos to show:
Desalinationis a process that…
A desalination plant look like this:
Three reasons Spain needs desalination plants are:
Two other countries that needs desalination plants are:
Add these labels to the correct part of the diagram using arrows and text boxes:
Use this and other websites to see if you can work out what is happening in this area of the world. How much water do people in these two countries get each? Who gets the water from the River Jordan? Why is there conflict over water in Israel and Palestine?
Be aware that the website given may be biased.