Geographic theme: Freshwater revision

Unit Contents


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Case studies and examples

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Required case studies

  • Case study of one internationally shared water resource and the role of different stakeholders in attempting to find a resolution
  • Case study of contemporary dam building expansion in one major drainage basin
  • Case study of one recent IDBM plan
  • Case study of the future possibilities for one wetland area
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Required detailed examples

  • Two contrasting detailed examples of flood mitigation of drainage basins
  • Detailed examples to illustrate the role of different stakeholders [Environmental consequences of agricultural activities on water quality, to include pollution (eutrophication) and irrigation (salinization)]
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Case study revision

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fw.1 Drainage basin hydrology and geomorphology

Content and context

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fw.2 Flooding and flood mitigation

Content and context

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fw.3 Water scarcity and water quality

Content and context

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fw.4 Water management futures

Content and context

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Freshwater revision clock

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Revision clocks are an auditing approach. It takes a unit of work, broken down into logical chunks. The challenge is for the user to write all their knowledge and understanding into each section, in turn, within a certain time limit. I give my students 90 seconds or 2 minutes per section to write all they know/understand. Repeat until the whole clock has been done. We then review any 'gaps' and address these in a different pen colour.

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Freshwater concept corners

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Concept corners are like mini-concept maps. The challenge is to link all the elements together on the sheet. Bottom left to bottom right, top left and top right etc. On each link you must explain the connection. Try and add examples where possible.

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Freshwater concept mapping

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Freshwater online quizzes