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1. What are the social impacts of water shortages in the Sahel

  • People have more babies
  • Farmers cannot grow crops and there is not a lot of drinking water available
  • People are moving to other places
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2. How do these handpumps work?

  • It accesses water from underground and is pumped up the the surface with pipes. It is not a very hard machine to operate on.
  • One person turns a wheel for a whole day to generate electricity to bring the water up.

3. There is going to be more drought because of Global Warming

  • True. The heat will cause more water to evaporate and water shortages to increase.
  • False. Precipitation rate will increase.

4. What is the South-North Transfer project

  • It is a dam across the river, which stores water that can be accessed by th North of China as they have less water supplies
  • They have built a river so that water can be used by both the South and North

5. What is one bad impact of Deforestation on water supply?

  • Global Warming!
  • It leads to desertification so precipitation rate can decrease
  • Animals lose their habitats so species die out

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