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Watery World

Lesson 1: Water Consumption in HICs and LICs
Figure 2

Water consumption is measured in how much is

Agriculture, e.g. in irrigation
Industry, e.g. in cooling towers in power
Domestic, e.g. drinking water

Figure 1

Figure 1 shows how water is
used domestically around…

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LIC Not much availability to In China, hand worked Industry is small scale,
piped water directly to systems, or pumps are with businesses run
homes. Usually women common, and supply from home etc. But the
or children must walk to much less water on amount used is
the nearest water…

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Lesson 4: Where does water we use come from? Aquifers!

1. Water soaks into ground and settles in large areas of porous rock such
as chalk or sandstone
2. These are like giant sponges, which fill up with water.
3. The highest level of water in an aquifer is known…

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Lesson 6 & 7: How does water supply vary worldwide?

Water supply is uneven. The
distribution of rainfall varies, so
where there is more, means there is
less likelihood to be scarcity. At the
same time, distribution of climate
varies too, so the hottest countries
are most likely to see…

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Lesson 8 & 9: Problems associated with water supply HICs
Rainfall and Population imbalance

In the UK, rainfall and population is unevenly distributed. 1/3 of the
population live in the South East! But this is also the driest part of the country,
which means that here we often…

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Lesson 10 & 11: Problems associated with water supply ­ LICs

Water Related Diseases

Dysentery An infection of the intestines marked by
severe diarrhea
Malaria Malaria (meaning "bad air") is a tropical
disease spread by mosquitoes kills over one
million people a year in Africa, Asia and the…

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Unlined waste pits provide a major source of pollution in Oriente regions
of Ecuador. Over many years, toxic content have leeched into rivers,
contaminating ecosystems, and sending toxics downstream to Peru.
Childhood Leukemia rates are four times higher in this area than in other
parts of Ecuador. Lead contamination is…

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In Bursom, consumption dropped from
17.67 litres to 9.24 litres per kilograms
of potatoes processed.


Different methods of crop irrigation systems used: e.g. flood irrigation to flood
entire field. Overhead irrigation sprinklers give a controlled distribution. Drip
irrigation is expensive but is efficient as it supplies water straight to…

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tanks, etc, and then million litres recycled water has
supplying it back to the been proposed in India.
public without needing
much more water. Disads: you must have treatment
services, for this water to be fit for

You should revise these case studies:
River management: Three Gorges Dam, China…


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