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Global issues access to water

  1. 1. Read page 265
  2. 2. What attitude dothese two differentgroups demonstratetoward water?More than 1 billionpeople do not haveaccess to freshdrinking water
  3. 3. Access to Water Read the bottom of Pg.268 Do you believe access to clean water is a basic human right?
  4. 4. Is clean drinking water a human right? Who should be responsible for ensuring that water supplies are clean?This man in Allahabad, India is drinking polluted water fromthe Ganges River.
  5. 5. Who Controls Water? The cost of basic services, such as health care, often increases when they are provided by private companies (rather than by the government) The World Bank pressured Bolivia to privatize its water systems Bechtel, an American company, took over, and water prices increased by about 50 percent. The poorest Bolivians could not afford to buy clean drinking water.
  6. 6. Read the top of Pg.269
  7. 7. Alberta is Thirsty Alberta holds only 2.2 per cent of Canada’s fresh water. Who needs it?  The booming oil patch, parched farmers’ fields, and a growing number of homes and businesses. Where does Alberta’s water come from?  Rain and snow  Glaciers What will happen when the glaciers are gone?
  8. 8. Athabasca Glacier This sign represents the head of the glacier in 1890Read the bottom of Pg.269 and respond to Question #1

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