Water Resources. Chapter 15 APES Ms. Miller. Hydrological Poverty : lack of freshwater available for use which leads to harsh human, environmental and economical consequences. Green Surrounded by Desert….Why Bother??. Importance of Water (Science and Economics).
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Women’s Issue: poor women and girls are often reponsible for finding and carrying daily water supplies.
National and Global Security Issue: tensions are increasing over shared/limited use of water resources in the Middle East and other areas of the world.
All of our continents have concerns about water use…even Brookfield wants water from Lake Michigan.
The earth’s most abundant resource, and still we have trouble finding adequate clean drinking water for nearly 1 billion people worldwide.
Only 0.024% of the earth’s water is available to use as liquid fresh water.
Reliable runoff: surface runoff we can count on as a source of freshwater from year to year. Currently use greater than 50% of it but greater needs will push that to 70-90% use by 2025.
Withdrawal: amount of freshwater we remove from a lake, river or aquifer for any purpose.
70% of water withdrawn from lakes, rivers and aquifers is used for irrigation….
17 water hotspots have been identified in the Western U.S. Which leads to more intense conflict for fresh water resources
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