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Water resource - Water Resource Challenges Constance Duff SCI 275 Winston Erasme Water Resource Challenges Freshwater Resource Challenge Aquifer

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Water Resource Challenges Constance Duff SCI 275 January 11, 2010 Winston Erasme
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Water Resource Challenges Freshwater Resource Challenge Description Aquifer Depletion Removing too much water before more water can be recharged from an aquifer (underground water resource found enclosed in rock or other permeable stone) Salinization The buildup of salt in the soil. Irrigation is when farmers create their own rain to water crops. Unfortunately irrigation carries low amounts of salt in the water that does not dissipate, so over time (years) the salt that has accumulated in the soil will eventually desiccate all the plant life occupying that soil. Over Drawing Surface Water Taking water out of lakes and rivers faster than the water sources can replenish itself. Ocean Water Resource Challenge Description Over fishing Humans are taking more fish than can be naturally reproduced. Point Source Pollution Is water vessels, coastal garbage companies and litterers using the ocean as their own garbage can. Coastal Development
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course SCIENCE 275 taught by Professor Erasme during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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Water resource - Water Resource Challenges Constance Duff SCI 275 Winston Erasme Water Resource Challenges Freshwater Resource Challenge Aquifer

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