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  • Emily Kissner.
  • Photo: N.L. Kleuske; CCA Share-Alike License 3.0
  • Photo source: USACE Image Library; public domain image
  • Photo source: USACE Digital Visual LIbrary
  • Photo source: Jane Thomas, IAN Image Library (ian.umces.edu/imagelibrary/)
  • Photo: USDA
  • Photo: USDA
  • Photo: USACE
  • Photo: USACE
  • By Emily Kissner
  • Water resources

    1. 1. Water Resources How do people use water resources?
    2. 2. Your water use <ul><li>Think about the last week. How have you used water? Make a list of your ideas. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Water Resources <ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul>People use water for many purposes! Today, we’ll focus on four main categories:
    4. 4. Water Resources <ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul>
    5. 5. Water for daily use <ul><li>Drinking water </li></ul>In rural areas, people get drinking water from underground wells. In larger cities, people use reservoirs to store drinking water.
    6. 6. Water for daily use <ul><li>People use drinking water for many other purposes, including washing and bathing. </li></ul>In fact, the average person in the United States uses 80-100 gallons of water per day!
    7. 7. Water for daily use <ul><li>To conserve something means to save it. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Water for daily use <ul><li>Why is it important to conserve drinking water? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Water Resources <ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul>
    10. 10. Recreation <ul><li>Recreation is what people do for fun and leisure </li></ul>
    11. 11. Recreation <ul><li>What are some recreational uses of water? </li></ul>Swimming Boating Fishing Tourism
    12. 12. Recreation Swimming We can use drinking water to fill up our pools…
    13. 13. Recreation Swimming Or swim in bodies of water like lakes and oceans!
    14. 14. Recreation People can use large boats… Boating
    15. 15. Recreation … or small ones Boating
    16. 16. Recreation Fishing People enjoy fishing in lakes, rivers, and streams
    17. 17. Recreation Fishing People enjoy fishing in lakes, rivers, and streams
    18. 18. Recreation Tourism Tourism is the business of having people visit an area.
    19. 19. Recreation Tourism Why might people use water resources for tourism?
    20. 20. Recreation Tourism Have you ever visited a location near a body of water?
    21. 21. Recreation <ul><li>How do people use water resources for recreation? Explain at least two examples. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Water Resources <ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul>
    23. 23. Energy <ul><li>Water has great power! As it moves downhill, it can be used to supply energy. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Energy <ul><li>Water has great power! As it moves downhill, it can be used to supply energy. </li></ul>For thousands of years, people have used water’s power to run water mills.
    25. 25. Energy <ul><li>Today, water is used to power turbines. Turbines are huge engines that convert water power to electricity. </li></ul>turbines
    26. 26. Energy <ul><li>Hydroelectric power plants convert water power to electricity </li></ul>This is Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River. Water is stored in a reservoir. Then, it passes through the dam, where it powers the turbines.
    27. 27. Energy Here is a picture of Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River. 22% of the electricity in PA is generated from hydroelectric power.
    28. 28. Energy <ul><li>What have you learned about water and energy? Talk about it with your group! </li></ul>
    29. 29. Water Resources <ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul>
    30. 30. Agriculture <ul><li>For centuries, people have used the rain to provide water for crops. </li></ul>
    31. 31. Agriculture <ul><li>We need water to help us grow our food! </li></ul>
    32. 32. Agriculture <ul><li>Water is also used for animals. </li></ul>
    33. 33. Agriculture <ul><li>In places that don’t get enough rainfall, farmers use irrigation to water the crops. </li></ul>
    34. 34. Agriculture <ul><li>Sometimes, irrigation canals bring water over long distances. </li></ul>
    35. 35. Agriculture <ul><li>There are many different ways to irrigate crops. </li></ul>
    36. 36. Agriculture <ul><li>Why is water important for agriculture? </li></ul>
    37. 37. Water Resources <ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul>
    38. 38. Review <ul><li>When people are on a boat, how are they using water resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul>
    39. 39. Review <ul><li>When people are on a boat, how are they using water resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul>
    40. 40. Review <ul><li>When farmers water crops, how are they using water resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul>
    41. 41. Review <ul><li>When farmers water crops, how are they using water resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul>
    42. 42. Review <ul><li>If you use water to wash clothes, you are using water for…. </li></ul><ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul>
    43. 43. Review <ul><li>If you use water to wash clothes, you are using water for…. </li></ul><ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul>
    44. 44. Review <ul><li>Turbines convert water power to electricity. This is an example of using water for: </li></ul><ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul>
    45. 45. Review <ul><li>Turbines convert water power to electricity. This is an example of using water for: </li></ul><ul><li>Daily use </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul>
    46. 46. Water Resources <ul><li>Go back to your list of how you use water resources. What can you add? What have you learned? </li></ul>

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