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Geography @ Stretford
Extended reading from the Geography Department at Stretford High School, Manchester, UK. Aimed primarily at our students but also a space for wider geographical debate about our ever changing planet.
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Changing the culture of toilets in India

http://www.worldbank.org/india - An initiative by the Indian government geared at changing people's behavior when it comes to using toilets has been a succes...
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Development projects that hinge on access to fresh, clean water supplies and basic sanitation. Good back ground for our water units as well our global development units focusing on India.

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Talk point: is water a commodity or a human right?

Talk point: is water a commodity or a human right? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
In this month's podcast we'll be discussing the pressure on water resources. We want to hear your thoughts
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High level debate surrounding the key question of how we treat water in a globalalised world.

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Blue Gold : World Water Wars

Award-winning featured documentary narrated by Malcolm McDowell. Global Warming is an issue of 'how' we live, the water crisis is an issue of 'if' we live. D...
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Great overview of the importance of our unit this half term - the role of water in future conflicts.

 

Will water, rather than oil, be the driving force behind future conflict in your generation's future?

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Freshwater Stores Shrank in Tigris-Euphrates Basin

Freshwater Stores Shrank in Tigris-Euphrates Basin | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
An arid region grew even drier between 2003 and 2009 due to human consumption of water for drinking and agriculture.

Via Seth Dixon
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Great Google Earth resources looking at the shrinking of water storage in the Middle East. Critical reading for our water unit and a superb example of how powerful imaging like Google Earth can be.

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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:14 AM

The use of water is an increasing problem in the arid regions of the world.  The use of more sophisticated irrigation systems allow for more planting which requires more water.  Coupled with increasing towns and cities needing fresh water for the inhabitants this decrease in fresh water will only continue to trend.

Amy Marques's curator insight, April 24, 2014 12:52 PM

What's happening in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin is similar to what is happening to the Aral Sea. Freshwater Stores Shrank in just 4 years. Humans are drastically altering the landscape and if we don't start to find others ways of doing things and change the way in which we do agriculture and use our water, there could be a serious water shortage for millions of people.

James Hobson's curator insight, October 22, 2014 6:24 PM

(Southwest Asia topic 2)

The area known as the Cradle of Humanity is becoming less hospitable. Though natural climate change can be attributed to the dryer conditions, humans have made just as much of an impact. Increased water usage leads to less reserve. Impacts stretch further, however. Less water flow below the dam can lead to changes in sedimentation patterns and disrupt wildlife habitats, potentially causing harm to wildlife.

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Global water stress – interactive

Global water stress – interactive | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Click on each country to see its water stress ranking, and its water consumption as a percentage of its renewable supply
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Fantastic overviglobal the global distribution of water stress

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Astonishing Slow Motion Water Balloon Explosion Pics (38 pics) - Izismile.com

Astonishing Slow Motion Water Balloon Explosion Pics (38 pics) - Izismile.com | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
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Amazing insights into the properties of water. An amazing natural resources that this course will explore. The Blue Gold?

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