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  1. 1. Water supply A future challenge!?
  2. 2. Our aim <ul><li>We want to inform students and open a debate </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our objectives <ul><li>putting attention to a temporary and future issue </li></ul><ul><li>emphasizing the link between the environment and economics </li></ul>
  4. 4. Water supply <ul><li>A future challenge!? </li></ul>
  5. 5. … ., because <ul><li>Water shortages worldwide (case:Africa) </li></ul><ul><li>Water pollution in poor areas </li></ul><ul><li>Unsustainable use of water in the Western sphere </li></ul><ul><li>A growing world population </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts connected to water </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cases and Initiatives 1.Africa
  7. 7. 1.Afrika <ul><li>Seconde driest continent in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 50% lack access to safe water </li></ul><ul><li>41% lack sanitation </li></ul><ul><li>Almost half of the population (778 million in 1997) suffers from one of the six major water-related diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Deforastation and overgrazing can greatly reduce the reliablity of water supplied by wetlands </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1.Africa <ul><li>Slight groundwater changes have a bad impact </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions could be: </li></ul><ul><li>To establish multilateral river basin </li></ul><ul><li>management for lakes and rivers </li></ul><ul><li>A management strategy for the wetlands </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2. The 3 Gorges Dam in China
  10. 10. 2. The 3 Gorges Dam in China <ul><li>Largest hydro electric power station in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Water power used for energy supply </li></ul><ul><li>Flood control, clean hydroelectricity and navigation but, …. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>relocation of people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>siltation, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>loss of archaeological cultural sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the impact on regional ecosystem </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 2. The three Gorges Dam in China <ul><li>Over one billion tons of wastewater are released annually into the river. </li></ul><ul><li>pollution ratings will increase </li></ul><ul><li>there is an estimated cost of 2.8 billion Yuan to clean the river </li></ul><ul><li>Erosion and sinking of coastal areas </li></ul>
  12. 12. 2. The three Gorges Dam in China <ul><li>In Fact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Three Gorges Dam can supply 10% of China’s electricity demand. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The dam can generate up to 18.6 GW of power. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 3. Water footprint
  14. 14. 3. Water footprint <ul><li>The water footprint of an individual, </li></ul><ul><li>community or business is defined as the </li></ul><ul><li>total volume of freshwater that is used to </li></ul><ul><li>produce the goods and services consumed </li></ul><ul><li>by the individual or community or produced </li></ul><ul><li>by the business. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Water footprint <ul><li>Water issues linked to the global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Water use – water consumption </li></ul><ul><li>See blackboard </li></ul>
  16. 17. Organisational matters <ul><li>Check handouts please </li></ul>

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