IB Requirements:

  1. Identify the ways in which water is utilized at the regional scale.
  2. Examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity.
  3. Examine the factors affecting access to safe drinking water

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Answer parts 1 and 2 questions individually

Due Thursday, September 17th

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Part 1: Identify the ways in which water is utilized at the regional scale.

Read If You Think China’s Air is Bad… and Virtual Water

Watch these videos:

  1. Identify the ways in which water is utilized at the regional scale.

2. Write a 2 paragraph answer to this question:

  • Using specific examples, what is the relationship between water scarcity and development? [6]

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2.Examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity.

Question:

Create an essay outline, with thesis statement and three or four supporting arguments answering one of the following question:

Your outline must include the following vocabulary: Potable water, aquifer, evapotranspiration, economic scarcity, physical scarcity, water stressed areas, water scarce areas, water table, groundwater

”Examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in economic water scarcity in Ethiopia”

or

”Examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in economic water scarcity in the Ogallala Aquifer in Texas”

 Reminder: Examine: Consider an issue or concept in a way that uncovers the interrelationships and assumptions

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Part 3: Examine the factors affecting access to safe drinking water

Summative task:

In groups of 2 or 3,  create a 60 second video answering the following question:

For a specific region, examine the factors affecting access to safe drinking water and suggest a possible solution to the problem.

  • To answer your question, you will focus on at least one of the following themes:
    • Quantity vs Quality
    • Disease
    • Economic benefits of safe water
    • Pollution
    • Desalination
  • Your video must be 60 seconds and good enough to win 1000$! (You may submit your entry if you want.)
  • You will be graded on the IB paper 1 mark band.
  • We will continue working on this during class on Thursday.
  • Due Date TBD
  • Useful sources

    Sonaar Luthra demonstrates his quick and simple test to gauge if water is safe.

    Engineer Michael Pritchard demonstrates his Lifesaver Bottle, capable of sterilizing dirty water in seconds. He believes that his invention could easily help meet the Millenium Development Goal of halving the number of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015.

 

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