L6 ap water transfers

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L6 ap water transfers

  1. 1. Name that country a b c d e A. Mexico B. Brazil C. South Africa D. Saudi Arabia E. Madagascar
  2. 2. Environmental and political conflicts of transferring water
  3. 3. So what conflicts will this cause?
  4. 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. 5. South to North in China
  6. 6. 1. China – South to North transfer (p63) – Supersized Earth here (from 15.00) – Video here – Local view points here
  7. 7. 2. Snowy Mountains Scheme – Australia • Snowy Mountain Schemes transfer (p52) – Video here
  8. 8. 3. Turkey to Israel transfer (p53) • Complicated timeline of efforts to secure water to Israel.
  9. 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)

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