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  1. 1. Water in Michigan Joe Boe Mikey Shmikey Suzie Woozey Katie Bladey Abby Tabbie
  2. 2. What is a natural resource? <ul><ul><li>Anything that is provided by nature, such as deposits of minerals, quality of land, old-growth forests, fish populations, etc. ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>land, water and atmosphere, their mineral, vegetable and other components, and includes flora and fauna on or in them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>naturally occurring material such as soil, wood, air, water, oil or minerals. They are valuable to people, plants, and wildlife. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Where is water in Michigan? <ul><ul><li>5 great lakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  35,000 inland lakes and ponds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  49,000 miles of rivers and streams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  3,000 miles of coastline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water is everywhere in Michigan! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why is water important? <ul><ul><li>Drinking: Dehydration will kill you before starvation.  You need water for natural body functions/processes, and to keep you cool. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Farming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Without water, we would not be able to do any of these things. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What do we use water for? <ul><ul><li>Commercial: motels, restaurants, other commercial places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic: what is used in the home for household needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial: Processing, cleaning, transporting, in manufacturing facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigation: farming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livestock: give to animals and help in processing food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mining: extraction of natural minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Supply: water provided by private and public water suppliers, i.e. &quot;city water&quot; vs. &quot;well water&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power: electric power produced by the movement of water.  </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. How are we affecting the environment? <ul><ul><li>Water pollution is a huge problem.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Pollution caused by:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sewage and wastewater </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial waste </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>oil pollution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>atmospheric deposition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>marine dumping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>radioactive waste </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>underground storage leakage  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>global warming  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  How it affects our health: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  If the fish get illnesses and we eat the fish, we get the illness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  cholera and typhoid fever </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  acid rain  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. What to do to help? <ul><ul><li>Help conserve water by turning off the tap when its not in use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful about what you throw away down the sink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use environmentally friendly cleaning products and other household products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't overuse pesticides or fertilizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't throw litter in lakes, rivers, ponds, or other bodies of water  </li></ul></ul>