Use of Natural Recourses virtual booklet By: Katherine Battiston
Index: Water recourses Prior knowledge General information Good/bad use proposals
What are earth recourses? Air, soil trees and energy are recourses. Water is also a recourse for food to grow and be fed.
Renewable recourses are the ones that can be reused, like: Air, water and soil. Not renewable recourses are the ones that cant be used again, like: jewelry and metals. Natural Recourses These are materials founded in earth that help us live better.
Wash the dishes swimming skating Put water to your pet Household use recreational activities surfing Irrigate your garden How do people use water recourses fishing Wash your car Personal use Take a bath Drink water Wash your hands
Earths Water 3% Oceans 97% Fresh water
Fresh Water 1% 77% 22% Icecaps, glaciers and inland seas. Ground water Other
Fresh surface water Less 4/10 39% 61% lakes Atmosphere soil moisture Rivers
Uses of Fresh Water are Sources of water that are potentially useful for humans. This uses include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. Types Agricultural Industrial Household Recreation Environmental It is used 69%. It have been used for irrigation because there are many crops that need to grow. This is used 15% for industrial. It is used for cooling plants, power source, oil refineries, solvent etc. Is estimated at 15% household uses, like drinking water, bathing cooking, and garnering. Is a small but growing percentage of total water use. It can reduce other uses of water. Is a small but growing percentage of total water use like artificial lakes, wetlands and any water forms.
Water Why water is needed? Water is the most important recourse in earth, without water we couldn’t grow or even be alive. We need water for plants to grow, care for animals, cook food, brush your teeth, flush the toilet and wash your clothes.
Why do we need to save water? Most of the earth is salt water, this is water from the ocean. The ocean water is so salty, that the water we use to cook, wash, clean, drink etc, is called Fresh water. This water comes from rain, rivers and lakes. According to the charts there's less fresh water than saltwater, so it can end faster. That’s why we have to conserve and save our water.
Good use Turning water off while you are brushing your teeth or washing your face. That will help for not wasting water.
Check at home or school for leaky faucets and tell an adult if you find one.
Take short showers and don’t fill the tube all the way when you take a bath.
Don’t leave the garden hose on all night when you're watering plants.
The dishwasher and the washing machine should be full each time your family does a load.
Letting out the water when you are washing your hands. Bad use
Letting drop a faucet.
Take long showers and fill the tube all the way when you take a bath.
Leave the garden hose on all night when you're watering plants.
The dishwasher and the washing machine are not full each time your family does a load so you waste more water.
Proposals Solution: Turn the water off while you're brushing your teeth or washing your face. Check your home and school for leaky faucets, and tell an adult if you find one that drips. Take shorter showers, and don’t fill the tub all the way when you take a bath. The dishwater and washing machine are full each time when your family does a load. Don’t leave the garden hose on all night when you're watering plants. Problem: Letting out the water while you are washing your hands or face. Letting drop a faucet. Take long showers and fill the tube all the way while you're taking a bath. When you wash cloth or plates in the dish water and the water machine, one at the time and not all at once, you waste water. Leave the garden hose on all night while you are watering plants.
Recourses: Are materials founded in earth that help us to live. Conservation: Is when you save and care about something. Decreasing: Having less of something. Vocabulary
News Millions of people don't have access to safe water. There are problems such as steep drops in the size of Asia's Aral Sea, Africa's Lake Chad and Iraq's Marshlands, The deterioration of coral reefs and the rise of coastal waters because of climate changes. Some developing nations could face, crop failures and conflict over shrinking lakes and rivers if nothing is done to prevent wasteful irrigation and slow evaporation from reservoirs, and drinking-water systems are not repaired.
Severe water shortages affecting at least 400 million people today will affect 4 billion people by 2050. Southwestern states such as Arizona will face other severe freshwater shortages by 2025. Adequate sanitation facilities are lacking for 2.4 billion people, about 40% of humankind. Half of all coastal regions, where 1 billion people live, have degraded through overdevelopment or pollution.