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MEDC Case Study - Recent Drought in Australia

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Recent Drought in Australia Task

As a group research, produce and give a presentation about recent drought conditions in Australia.

Each member of the group will focus upon one section of the presentation. The presentation should be produced collaboratively using Google Docs - Presentations.

The first task will be to use the Internet to research possible sources of information. The wikipedia page on a topic is usually a good place to start, especially the references section at the bottom.

 

Recent Drought in Australia Resource Bank

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Geography Presentation

Presentation Section 1

Where did it happen?

Where did it happen?

 
  • A written description of the location.
  • A map of the location including points of geographical interest.
  • Can you produce a sketch map of the location?
 
Geography Presentation

Presentation Section 2

When did it happen?

When did it happen?

 
  • Date.
  • Duration.
  • Include the sequence of events to show the speed of onset and the pace of management and recovery.
 
Geography Presentation

Presentation Section 3

Why did it happen?

Why did it happen?

 
  • The physical conditions that caused the hazard
  • What metrological conditions caused the hazard?
 
Geography Presentation

Presentation Section 4

Who was affected by it happening?

Who was affected by it happening?

 
  • What were the effects/consequences of the hazard event?
  • Categorize the effects/consequences as being:
      • Economic
      • Social
      • Environmental
      • Political
 
Geography Presentation

Presentation Section 5

What happened?

What happened?

 
  • Describe the management of the hazard event - before, during and after?
  • Planning, preparation, prediction, hazard mapping, evacuation, warnings.
  • Help with recovery, aid - local, regional and international, role of NGOs.
  • Finally - produce a one paragraph summary of the hazard event.
 
Geography Review
Homework

Review and Homework Task

 
Explain the reasons for the occurrence and scale of impacts of a specific drought event that you have studied. [10 Marks]
 

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