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  • Emily Kissner.
  • Photo: N.L. Kleuske; CCA Share-Alike License 3.0
  • Photo source: USACE Image Library; public domain image
  • Photo source: USACE Digital Visual LIbrary
  • Photo source: Jane Thomas, IAN Image Library (ian.umces.edu/imagelibrary/)
  • Photo: USDA
  • Photo: USDA
  • Photo: USACE
  • Photo: USACE
  • By Emily Kissner

Water resources Water resources Presentation Transcript

  • Water Resources How do people use water resources?
  • Your water use
    • Think about the last week. How have you used water? Make a list of your ideas.
  • Water Resources
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Energy
    • Agriculture
    People use water for many purposes! Today, we’ll focus on four main categories: View slide
  • Water Resources
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Energy
    • Agriculture
    View slide
  • Water for daily use
    • Drinking water
    In rural areas, people get drinking water from underground wells. In larger cities, people use reservoirs to store drinking water.
  • Water for daily use
    • People use drinking water for many other purposes, including washing and bathing.
    In fact, the average person in the United States uses 80-100 gallons of water per day!
  • Water for daily use
    • To conserve something means to save it.
  • Water for daily use
    • Why is it important to conserve drinking water?
  • Water Resources
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Energy
    • Agriculture
  • Recreation
    • Recreation is what people do for fun and leisure
  • Recreation
    • What are some recreational uses of water?
    Swimming Boating Fishing Tourism
  • Recreation Swimming We can use drinking water to fill up our pools…
  • Recreation Swimming Or swim in bodies of water like lakes and oceans!
  • Recreation People can use large boats… Boating
  • Recreation … or small ones Boating
  • Recreation Fishing People enjoy fishing in lakes, rivers, and streams
  • Recreation Fishing People enjoy fishing in lakes, rivers, and streams
  • Recreation Tourism Tourism is the business of having people visit an area.
  • Recreation Tourism Why might people use water resources for tourism?
  • Recreation Tourism Have you ever visited a location near a body of water?
  • Recreation
    • How do people use water resources for recreation? Explain at least two examples.
  • Water Resources
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Energy
    • Agriculture
  • Energy
    • Water has great power! As it moves downhill, it can be used to supply energy.
  • Energy
    • Water has great power! As it moves downhill, it can be used to supply energy.
    For thousands of years, people have used water’s power to run water mills.
  • Energy
    • Today, water is used to power turbines. Turbines are huge engines that convert water power to electricity.
    turbines
  • Energy
    • Hydroelectric power plants convert water power to electricity
    This is Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River. Water is stored in a reservoir. Then, it passes through the dam, where it powers the turbines.
  • Energy Here is a picture of Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River. 22% of the electricity in PA is generated from hydroelectric power.
  • Energy
    • What have you learned about water and energy? Talk about it with your group!
  • Water Resources
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Energy
    • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
    • For centuries, people have used the rain to provide water for crops.
  • Agriculture
    • We need water to help us grow our food!
  • Agriculture
    • Water is also used for animals.
  • Agriculture
    • In places that don’t get enough rainfall, farmers use irrigation to water the crops.
  • Agriculture
    • Sometimes, irrigation canals bring water over long distances.
  • Agriculture
    • There are many different ways to irrigate crops.
  • Agriculture
    • Why is water important for agriculture?
  • Water Resources
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Energy
    • Agriculture
  • Review
    • When people are on a boat, how are they using water resources?
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
  • Review
    • When people are on a boat, how are they using water resources?
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
  • Review
    • When farmers water crops, how are they using water resources?
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
  • Review
    • When farmers water crops, how are they using water resources?
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
  • Review
    • If you use water to wash clothes, you are using water for….
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
  • Review
    • If you use water to wash clothes, you are using water for….
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
  • Review
    • Turbines convert water power to electricity. This is an example of using water for:
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
  • Review
    • Turbines convert water power to electricity. This is an example of using water for:
    • Daily use
    • Recreation
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
  • Water Resources
    • Go back to your list of how you use water resources. What can you add? What have you learned?