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SCIENCE 6: Water: Overview

Project Overview

Driving Questions:

How can we use our scientific knowledge of water to solve the world water crisis?

How do we get other people to care about this issue?

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READ & LEARN about water issues in the country you are researching. 

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Water Security

Water Scarcity

Water stress versus water security

Source: World Water Development Report 4. World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), March 2012.

Water scarcity

​​Physical water scarcity:

  • inadequate natural resources to supply a regions demand

causes include:

  • climate change, drought, flood
  • pollution
  • increased demand
  • overuse

Economic water scarcity:

  • lack of investment in water
  • poor management of available water resources
  • not enough money to use an adequate source of water
  • lack of infrastructure to provide access to water
    • essential services and systems: water supply, sewers

 

Wikipedia contributors. "Water scarcity." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 30 Apr. 2015. Web. 7 May. 2015.