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Axia College Material Appendix E Water Resource Challenges Review Ch. 10 and 11 of your text, then complete the following: Provide at least three freshwater and three ocean water resource challenges by filling in the following table. Then, respond to the question that follows: Freshwater Resource Challenge Description Aquifer Depletion Lowers the water table—humans take more groundwater than can be replenished. Overdrawing Surface Waters When humans take too much surface water—wetlands dry up. Salinization of Irrigated Soil Irrigating takes salt from rivers where it accumulates in the soil—in high concentrations, the land becomes unfit for crop production.
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Unformatted text preview: Ocean Water Resource Challenge Description Marine Pollution Contamination from land, rivers that flow into the ocean, and air pollutants via precipitation. Coastal Development Human development of resorts, cities, and industries destroys an array of coastal ecosystems. Climate Change Effects the ocean conveyer belt which helps distribute the heat around the globe. In 200 to 300 words, respond to the following: Choose one fresh or ocean water resource challenge and describe in detail why the issue has become a problem and how human activities have contributed to the problem. SCI 275...
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