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  • 1. Fresh Water: A Rare and Precious Resource In Southwest Asia Chapter 11- Lesson 1 By Taylor Frentress Humans modify the environment and some of the possible consequences of those modifications
  • 2. Sources of Water in Southwest Asia
    • Oasis (oases – plural )
    • An oasis is a place in the desert that has a dependable supply of water. Usually an underground spring.
    • Wadi – a surface of fresh water. Wadis are riverbeds that are usually dry.
  • 3. Aquifers (underground sources of water)
    • The most reliable source of fresh water.
    • Underground layers of rock or sand that hold water.
  • 4. Exotic Rivers (surface sources of water)
    • Rivers that start in a wetter area and flow into a drier area.
  • 5. Moving Fresh Water
    • Qanats – Underground canals
  • 6. Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink!
    • 97% of Earth’s water is seawater. 70% of the world’s population lives on coastlines.
    • 11,000 desalinization plants operate in 120 nations.
    • 60% of those plants are in the Middle East [Southwest Asia]
    • Desalting plants produce 4 billion gallons daily.
    • Saudi Arabia leads the world in desalinization
  • 7. Changing Seawater
    • The technology is over 50 years old.
    • People in Southwest Asia and Northern Africa have adapted and modified their environment by building qanats, desalinization plants, and pipelines to deliver water to remote areas
  • 8. QUESTION FOR ESSAY
    • How do people of Southwest Asia attempted to solve their water shortage problems?
    • Write a short paragraph explaining at least two ways the people of Southwest Asia solved their water shortage problems. Be sure to have an introductory statement that restates the question.

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