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Water Resources

  1. 1. Water resources
  2. 2. Aquifer
  3. 3. Chlorinated hydrocarbon
  4. 4. Inorganic Fertilizer
  5. 5. Desalination
  6. 6. Dissolved Oxygen
  7. 7. Euphotic Zone Photosynthesis producing most oxygen
  8. 8. Eutrophication Increased Nitrates, Phosphates (naturally or culturally) from external sources
  9. 9. Evaporation
  10. 10. Floodplain
  11. 11. Groundwater
  12. 12. Natural Capital Water, trees, grassland, soil, etc…notice the change in allocated natural capital for wildlife versus humans
  13. 13. Natural Recharge <ul><li>If we leave it alone how much will these areas recharge their supply? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Nondegradable pollutant <ul><li>Plastics, Lead, Many Inorganic Toxins, Mercury </li></ul>
  15. 15. Slowly Degradable Pollutant <ul><li>Material that does biodegrade but occurs slowly over time to acceptable levels </li></ul>
  16. 16. Oxygen Demanding Wastes <ul><li>Waste products which require Oxygen in order to break down. They remove lots of DO from water… </li></ul>
  17. 17. Point source <ul><li>Single point of pollution source </li></ul>
  18. 18. Primary and Secondary Sewage Treatment Large solids are filtered out Primary 90% of leftover waste is digested by aerobic bacteria secondary
  19. 19. Recharge area <ul><li>Area where water passes through to an aquifer </li></ul>
  20. 20. Reliable Runoff <ul><li>Can be depended on and calculated on a regular basis </li></ul>
  21. 21. Salinity
  22. 22. Saltwater Intrusion Using freshwater faster than it can be recharged so saltwater intrudes
  23. 23. Sedimentary Rock
  24. 24. Septic Tank Aerobic bacteria decompose waste and sludge settles. Effluent flows out into ground
  25. 25. Sludge Leftover, toxic chemicals, infectious agents, and settled solids removed from waste water
  26. 26. Surface Runoff
  27. 27. Water Pollution Chemical or physical influences which may be harmful to living organisms
  28. 28. Water Table Zone of Aeration Zone of saturation
  29. 29. Zoning <ul><li>Regulation (by law or interpretation of law) how parcels of land and the water present shall be used </li></ul>

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