fw.3 Water scarcity and water quality


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fw.3 Water scarcity and water quality

Geographic inquiry: The varying power of different actors in relation to water management issues

  • Physical and economic water scarcity, and the factors that control these including the causes and impacts of droughts; the distinction between water quantity and water quality
  • Environmental consequences of agricultural activities on water quality, to include pollution (eutrophication) and irrigation (salinization)
    • Detailed examples to illustrate the role of different stakeholders
  • Growing human pressures on lakes and aquifers, including economic growth and population migration
  • Internationally shared water resources as a source of conflict
    • Case study of one internationally shared water resource and the role of different stakeholders in attempting to find a resolution