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IB Geography Freshwater wetland management

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Wetland Management Kissimmee Case Study - Florida, USA

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  • 1. IB Geography Freshwater Wetland Management Objectives: 1. Describe the role of wetlands as a water resource. 2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the management strategies that have been adopted in Florida USA.
  • 2. Wetlands as a water resource
  • 3. Over to you…
    • http://www.water.ncsu.edu/watershedss/info/wetlands/values.html
    • Visit the hyperlink above.
    • Make some notes on all the different benefits of Wetlands as a water resource.
    • Try to include annotated diagrams where possible.
  • 4. The Kissimmee River
  • 5.  
  • 6. Management Strategy Case Study.
    • http://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xweb%20protecting%20and%20restoring/kissimmee%20river
    • Use the hyperlink above to explain the background to the project.
    • What happened to this natural system?
    • Why was the system altered? … in response to what?
    • How was it altered?
    • Outline the problems that this caused to the system
  • 7.  
  • 8. Since 1992
    • After watching the video on the previous slide and having made notes on the content, study the following PDF
    • http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Everglades/Branches/ProjectExe/Sections/UECKLO/DOCS/KRR/Kissimmee_FS_Nov2009.pdf
    • Outline the major developments since 1992 in the restoration of the Kissimmee River system.
  • 9.  
  • 10. Evaluating the Scheme
    • Watch the ‘Aqua Kids’ video on last slide.
    • Study the following PDF carefully.
    • http://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xrepository/sfwmd_repository_pdf/belowthesurface.krr20081020.pdf
    • Make notes to keep for your revision – perhaps as a mind map..?!
    • Answer the following IB question
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the management strategies that have been adopted in a major wetland. (15) … target 1 ½ pages.