ES 2WW3 - Lecture 6 - Water and Finance - A2L edited

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Earth Sc 2WW3 Water and Finance
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Water and Poverty • Extreme poverty:
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Links between Climate Change, Diseases, & Poverty
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Environmental Change & Poverty • Climate change: • Deforestation:
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Destruction of Vegetation Cover & Hydrological Feedbacks • Increases impacts of climate fluctuations
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Impacts of Droughts in the Sahel • Sahel : • Poor rains in 2005: a factor in major famines that impacted 3 million people in Niger
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• Cause: Impacts of Droughts in the Sahel
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Water and Migration to Urban Slums • Expansion of shanty towns without centralized water facilities
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The Cost of Buying Water • Vast differences between piped public water and water purchased from private vendors
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• Mumbai, India: 50% of population is living in slums
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Sanitation in the favelas • Largest slum:
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• Little of the funds aim at improving water supplies and sanitation
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2012 for the course EARTH SCIE booger taught by Professor Bum during the Fall '11 term at McMaster University.

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