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Rivers Case Studies Key Facts

In what ways can river basins be used as a multi-use resource?

Thames and Mekong
o Water Supply ­ 4700m litres taken daily from rivers and groundwater supply
-Rain falling in the Cotswolds can be used 8 times before reaching Thames
Estuary
- Demand for…

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-Cotswold Water Park ­ many lakes for recreation. Thames Path runs through
area.
o Flood Defences ­ Thames Barrier ­ protection for 420,000 London properties. Since
October 1982. Needs upgrading in 2030 - £4bn. Average closes 3-4 times a year but
in 2001 shut 24 times.
-Flood Alleviation and strategic…

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