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Water Scarcity

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Base Knowledge and Understanding

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India Watertool

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The Economist - A canal too far
[27th Septemner 2014]
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Base Level

Context

 

The aim of this lesson:

  • To examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity.
 
Geography Activities

Patterns...

Physical and Economic Water Sca
 
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Trends...

Water Availability Trends
"Water Availability Trends." UNEP/GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics Library. 2002. UNEP/GRID-Arendal. 25 Jan 2012 <http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/water-availability-trends>.
Water availability in developing countries (with and without arid climates) has declined by about 65 percent since the 1960s and continues to do so. Forecasts indicate that water will become very scarce by 2020.
Geography Activities

Physical water scarcity

What is physical water scarcity? [there is an IB definition]
Physical water scarcity
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Economic water scarcity

What is economic water scarcity? [there is an IB definition]
Economic water scarcity
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Sorting and Note Taking

Water Scarcity Sorting Slips
  1. Cut out the slips, read them through and check your understanding of the vocabulary used.
  2. Categorize the slips as being environmental or human related.
  3. Categorize the slips as being either linked to patterns or trends.
  4. Categorize the slips as being either concerning physical water scarcity or economic water scarcity.

Option 1

Take notes by hand
Record your answers by hand - no digital frame

Option 2

Google Documents note-taking frame
Record your answers using this Google Documents digital frame
All the information on the 'Water Scarcity Sorting Slips' came from the following three articles:
BBC News
  Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity' [29 September 2010]
BBC News
  Water - another global 'crisis'? [2 February 2009]
Hyperlink
  treehugger.com - The World at 7 Billion People: A Closer Look at Water Supplies [3 March 2011]
Geography Review

Review

 

Prepare an answer to one of the following 10 mark exam style questions:

  • Examine the environmental factors affecting patterns in physical water scarcity.
  • Examine the environmental factors affecting trends in physical water scarcity.
  • Examine the human factors affecting patterns in economic water scarcity.
  • Examine the human factors affecting trends in economic water scarcity.

The markbands can be found here - you need to look at Paper 1.

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