Chapter_12_Fall_2010

Chapter_12_Fall_2010 - Introduction to Geography GEOG 103...

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1 Introduction to Geography GEOG 103 Chapter 12 Biosphere Ecosystems http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/images/db/05s08q19.gif
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2 IPAT Impact = Population x Affluence x Technology http://www.population-awareness.net/IPAT.gif Water: The Hydrologic Cycle http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/102/wcycle.gif Water: Who Has It? Country Total Renewable Water (cubic meters/capita year) 1. Greenland 10,767,857 2. Alaska 1,563,168 3. French Guiana 816,121 4. Iceland 609,319 5. Guyana 316,689 6. Suriname 292,566 7. Congo 275,679 8. Papua New Guinea 166,563 9. Gabon 133,333 10. Solomon Islands 100,000 http://www.unesco.org/bpi/wwdr/WWDR_chart1_eng.pdf
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3 Water: Who Needs It? Country Total Renewable Water (cubic meters/capita year) 171. Singapore 149 172. Malta 129 173. Saudi Arabia 118 174. Libya 113 175. Maldives 103 176. Qatar 94 177. Bahamas 66 178. United Arab Emirates 58 179. Gaza Strip 52 180. Kuwait 10 http://www.unesco.org/bpi/wwdr/WWDR_chart1_eng.pdf Water: How Do We (the U.S.) Use It? Domestic More than 47 billion gallons per day Power Plants 136 billion gallons of freshwater per day Agricultural More than 142 billion gallons per day Industrial & Mining than 20 billion gallons of freshwater per day http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2004/circ1268/index.html Water Potential Conflict
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4 Water Conflict http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story .php?storyId=10893762 “If North Carolina can do what ever they want with water out of the Catawba, then they can do that to the Broad, the Yadkin that flows into the Pee Dee and everything else. If North Carolina is allowed to do it then Georgia can do it as well on the Savannah where we’re already having problems over there with water. We know Atlanta’s thirsty and they’re looking at the Savannah River…Savannah is so thirsty that they’re pumping the water out of the ground so much that the wells at Edisto Beach, Hilton Head and at Parris Island…are starting to be intruded with salt water from the ocean.” South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster From: Water war in limbo by Tom Hayes on January 18, 2010 in Agriculture , Business , , Economy , , News Water Conflict Water: Where Do We (Columbia) Get It?
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