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1. Large scale water management projects are more socially sustainable than smal-scale projects

  • True. There are more people working (more jobs so economically sustainable), more water and will last longer
  • False. Small scale projects only provide 1 or 2 jobs and don't get a lot of water.
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2. 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

3. What is an example of a small scale water management project

  • Tanzania - Afridev handpumps
  • Drinking less water
  • Builiding a river

4. 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

5. Why did the water used in agriculture increase over the years?

  • People wanted more money
  • Population was growing so more food had to be grown
  • There was more rain

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