L6 ap water transfers

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  • 1. Name that country a b c d e A. Mexico B. Brazil C. South Africa D. Saudi Arabia E. Madagascar
  • 2. Environmental and political conflicts of transferring water
  • 3. So what conflicts will this cause?
  • 4. Water Transfers • Many regions and countries faced with increasing populations are finding themselves short of water. One solution to water shortages is to divert water from one drainage basin to another. • Large-scale transfers of water can be achieved by diverting a river or by constructing a large canal to carry available water from one basin to another. • Spain water transfers here
  • 5. South to North in China
  • 6. 1. China – South to North transfer (p63) – Supersized Earth here (from 15.00) – Video here – Local view points here
  • 7. 2. Snowy Mountains Scheme – Australia • Snowy Mountain Schemes transfer (p52) – Video here
  • 8. 3. Turkey to Israel transfer (p53) • Complicated timeline of efforts to secure water to Israel.
  • 9. Typical Question • Assess the risks of water transfer schemes within and between countries. (15) • Evaluate the opinion that the environmental risks of water transfers outweigh the political ones. (15)