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IB Geography Freshwater wetland management

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Wetland Management Kissimmee Case Study - Florida, USA

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IB Geography Freshwater wetland management

  1. 1. IB Geography Freshwater Wetland Management Objectives: 1. Describe the role of wetlands as a water resource. 2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the management strategies that have been adopted in Florida USA.
  2. 2. Wetlands as a water resource
  3. 3. Over to you… <ul><li>http://www.water.ncsu.edu/watershedss/info/wetlands/values.html </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the hyperlink above. </li></ul><ul><li>Make some notes on all the different benefits of Wetlands as a water resource. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to include annotated diagrams where possible. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Kissimmee River
  5. 6. Management Strategy Case Study. <ul><li>http://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xweb%20protecting%20and%20restoring/kissimmee%20river </li></ul><ul><li>Use the hyperlink above to explain the background to the project. </li></ul><ul><li>What happened to this natural system? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was the system altered? … in response to what? </li></ul><ul><li>How was it altered? </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the problems that this caused to the system </li></ul>
  6. 8. Since 1992 <ul><li>After watching the video on the previous slide and having made notes on the content, study the following PDF </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Everglades/Branches/ProjectExe/Sections/UECKLO/DOCS/KRR/Kissimmee_FS_Nov2009.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the major developments since 1992 in the restoration of the Kissimmee River system. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Evaluating the Scheme <ul><li>Watch the ‘Aqua Kids’ video on last slide. </li></ul><ul><li>Study the following PDF carefully. </li></ul><ul><li>http://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xrepository/sfwmd_repository_pdf/belowthesurface.krr20081020.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Make notes to keep for your revision – perhaps as a mind map..?! </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the following IB question </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the effectiveness of the management strategies that have been adopted in a major wetland. (15) … target 1 ½ pages. </li></ul>

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