Global issues access to waterPresentation Transcript
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What attitude dothese two differentgroups demonstratetoward water?More than 1 billionpeople do not haveaccess to freshdrinking water
Access to Water Read the bottom of Pg.268 Do you believe access to clean water is a basic human right?
Is clean drinking water a human right? Who should be responsible for ensuring that water supplies are clean?This man in Allahabad, India is drinking polluted water fromthe Ganges River.
Who Controls Water? The cost of basic services, such as health care, often increases when they are provided by private companies (rather than by the government) The World Bank pressured Bolivia to privatize its water systems Bechtel, an American company, took over, and water prices increased by about 50 percent. The poorest Bolivians could not afford to buy clean drinking water.
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Alberta is Thirsty Alberta holds only 2.2 per cent of Canada’s fresh water. Who needs it? The booming oil patch, parched farmers’ fields, and a growing number of homes and businesses. Where does Alberta’s water come from? Rain and snow Glaciers What will happen when the glaciers are gone?
Athabasca Glacier This sign represents the head of the glacier in 1890Read the bottom of Pg.269 and respond to Question #1