SCI 275 WK 6 CheckPoint Water Resource Challenges_Appendix E

SCI 275 WK 6 CheckPoint Water Resource Challenges_Appendix...

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Freshwater Resource Challenge Description Agricultural runoff Pesticides, cleaning solvents, industrial chemicals being released into groundwater threaten drinking water supply. Overpopulation For example, by creating problems like these: To be able to provide enough food for the population, farmers expanded their agricultural productivity to arid and semiarid lands with irrigation now using 71 percent of the world’s total water consumption. The relies of sewage The release of sewage, like from toilettes, showers, drains or sewers that can include human waste (soaps) and so on can carry many diseases and hurt the freshwater supply. Ocean Water Resource Challenge Description Marine pollution Receiving pollution from land, from rivers emptying into the ocean, offshore mining and oil drilling pollute the ocean water. Aquaculture: Fish farming Aquaculture is almost like agricultural with the difference that it happens under water, which is creating a danger of pollution, the spread of disease, and the
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course SCI SCI 275 taught by Professor Axia during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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