The Blue Gold:CAUSES OF WATER SHORTAGE
Climate & Geography• Water can’t be found in  nature.• Water resources are not  enough to meet the  demands.            +_...
Lack of Water Systems• Lack of money• Lack of infrastructure or  water systems.• Unequal distribution of  water.          ...
D___
DamsWhat is a dam?  “A barrier built across flowing water to stop   the flow.” (http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/da/D...
W_ _ _ _ P_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Water PollutionWhat is water pollution?• Large factories and farms discharge harmful  materials (chemicals , acids…) into...
I_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Water
Infected Water• Germs can make water unsafe for people.• When people have to drink water which is also  used for washing a...
Large Scale I_ _ _ G _ _ _ _ _
Large Scale Irrigation• Some crops need tons of water added.• People living around the crops may suffer  from water shorta...
D_ _____
War
War• War can force people to move to a place  where there is not enough water.• War can also destroy water supplies.( Sour...
T_ _ _ _ _ _
Tourism & Trade• Hotels and Tourist Resorts can make use of  large amounts of water.• As a result, the people living aroun...
What the future holds... If we don’t                 ACT!• Population is rising…
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Attached document nº 10: "Water Foes" Activity

  1. 1. The Blue Gold:CAUSES OF WATER SHORTAGE
  2. 2. Climate & Geography• Water can’t be found in nature.• Water resources are not enough to meet the demands. +___________________ • PHYSICAL WATER SCARCITY
  3. 3. Lack of Water Systems• Lack of money• Lack of infrastructure or water systems.• Unequal distribution of water. +• -Source (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5269296.st m_)__________________________________________ _• ECONOMIC WATER SCARCITY
  4. 4. D___
  5. 5. DamsWhat is a dam? “A barrier built across flowing water to stop the flow.” (http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/da/Dam)Why do we have dams?- Water for irrigation- Town/city water supply- To control the amount of water in rivers-To provide hydroelectric power
  6. 6. W_ _ _ _ P_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  7. 7. Water PollutionWhat is water pollution?• Large factories and farms discharge harmful materials (chemicals , acids…) into water supplies. (http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/water_pollution.aspx)
  8. 8. I_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Water
  9. 9. Infected Water• Germs can make water unsafe for people.• When people have to drink water which is also used for washing and toilet waste, for example, there is a risk of illness.• (Source: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/water_for_all/water/causes/conflict.htm)
  10. 10. Large Scale I_ _ _ G _ _ _ _ _
  11. 11. Large Scale Irrigation• Some crops need tons of water added.• People living around the crops may suffer from water shortage.• ( Source: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/water_for_all/water/causes/conflict.htm)• Did you know that….? The amount of water used, per day, to irrigate the world’s golf courses: 2.5 billion gallons (Source: http://www.waterinfo.org/resources/water-facts)
  12. 12. D_ _____
  13. 13. War
  14. 14. War• War can force people to move to a place where there is not enough water.• War can also destroy water supplies.( Source: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/water_for_all/water/causes/conflict.htm)
  15. 15. T_ _ _ _ _ _
  16. 16. Tourism & Trade• Hotels and Tourist Resorts can make use of large amounts of water.• As a result, the people living around the place can go short of water very easily.
  17. 17. What the future holds... If we don’t ACT!• Population is rising…
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