HUMAN ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION. Chapter 21, Section 3. Because of scarce water supplies, people in Southwest Asia use several methods to obtain fresh water for drinking and for agriculture. DAMS AND PIPELINES. TURKEY IS BUILDING A SERIES OF DAMS ON THE EUPHRATES RIVER
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Chapter 21, Section 3
use several methods to obtain fresh water for
TURKEY IS BUILDING A SERIES OF DAMS ON THE EUPHRATES RIVER
Why would building a dam on this river be controversial? Look at the map on page 494.
from the dam
may lose access to enough
for their citizens’ needs.
THE NATIONAL CARRIER PROJECT
IN ISRAEL WILL CARRY WATER
FROM THE MOUNTAINS, SEA OF GALILEE,
AND THE JORDAN RIVER.
LOOK AT YOUR MAP OF ISRAEL.
WHAT POLITICAL PROBLEMS WILL ISRAEL HAVE WHILE
CONSTRUCTING AND USING THIS PIPELINE?
TO REMOVE SALT FROM SEAWATER
THIS PLANT IN SAUDI ARABIA IS VERY
EXPENSIVE TO BUILD AND OPERATE.
WHERE DOES SAUDI ARABIA GET THE MONEY
TO BUILD A PLANT LIKE THIS?
DESALINATION IS ALSO DONE
ON CRUISE SHIPS
FOSSIL WATER FROM AQUIFERS WILL
NOT BE REPLACED, DUE TO THE LACK
OF ADEQUATE RAINFALL.
EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT AT THE
CURRENT RATE OF DEPLETION, THE
AQUIFERS IN THIS REGION MAY
DRY UP IN 25-30 YEARS.
DRIP IRRIGATION THAT CONSERVES
WATER AND DRIPS IT AT THE ROOTS
OF PLANTS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE
METHOD IN DRY CLIMATES.
WHY DOES THE OIL EXIST IN SUCH LARGE QUANTITIES HERE ?
LOOK AT THE DIAGRAM ON PAGE 498.DRAW A FLOW MAP TO SHOW WHERE THE PATH OF REFINING FROM CRUDE OIL TO GASOLINE.WRITE 3 RISKS OF TRANSPORTING OIL THROUGH PIPES, SHIPS, OR TRUCKS.