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Water Utilization

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Base Knowledge and Understanding

Base knowledge and understanding

 
Video Clip
Data Visualization
   
Definition  
 
 
 
 
 
News Article
Words to be defined
 
Base Level

Context

 

The aim of this lesson:

  • To be able to identify [provide an answer from a number of possibilities] the ways in which water is utilized at the regional scale.
 
Identify is an Assessment Objective 1 command term and therefore likely to be examined by requiring you to be able to interpret a data visualization.
 
Click on the image below to work out how much water you use ...
BBC News Water Calculator
 
Geography Activities

Synthesis

 

Option 1

Take notes by hand
Answer the questions by hand - no note-taking frame

Option 2

Google Documents note-taking frame
Answer the questions using this Google Documents note-taking frame
 
United States of America
Geography Activities

Global

Freshwater use by sector at the beginning of the 2000
"Freshwater use by sector at the beginning of the 2000s." UNEP/GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics Library. 2009. UNEP/GRID-Arendal. 16 Jan 2012 <http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/freshwater-use-by-sector-at-the-beginning-of-the-2000s>.
 
  1. List four countries where the use of freshwater by industry is widely dominant. [2]
  2. List six countries where the use of freshwater by agriculture is widely dominant. [3]
  3. Describe and suggest a reason for the distribution of counties where freshwater use by 'agriculture widely dominant with significant use by the industrial sector'. [2+2]
 
United States of America
Geography Activities

United States of America

Sources and use of freshwater in the United States, 2000
Data are rounded and are reported in million gallons per day
  1. Identify the sector which used the least freshwater sourced from groundwater. [1]
  2. Identify the sector which used the most freshwater sourced from surface water. [1]
  3. What percentage of water used in the US comes from groundwater? [1]
Trends in water use in the United States 1950-2000
  1. Describe the trend in total withdraws since 1950. [3]
  2. In which year did thermoelectric power's usage of water overtake that of irrigation? [1]
China
Geography Activities

China

China Wayer use by Province
  1. What percentage of water is used by the residential sector in Beijing? [1]
  2. Which Chinese province has the highest water usage by industry? [1]
  3. Which Chinese province has the highest water usage by agriculture? [1]
  4. Compare the location of the two provinces you have just identified. [2]
China Province Map
Water Utilization Resource
Geography Review

Review

Write as many exam style questions as you can, based upon these maps and graphs, using only AO1 command terms. [define | describe | determine | estimate | identify | outline | state | classify]

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