TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC)
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Background reading and videos for this topic - though some of these will be used in lessons. The films are useful ones to watch - the full length - so look out for them! Ask in class if there is anything you don't understand.
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What You Need to Know About the World's Water Wars

What You Need to Know About the World's Water Wars | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
Underground water is being pumped so aggressively around the globe that land is sinking, civil wars are being waged, and agriculture is being transformed.
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India caste unrest: Ten million without water in Delhi - BBC News

India caste unrest: Ten million without water in Delhi - BBC News | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
More than 10 million people in India's capital Delhi are without water supply after caste protesters sabotaged a key supply canal, officials say.
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The Drought Fighter - Craftsmanship Magazine

The Drought Fighter - Craftsmanship Magazine | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
Using his own techniques, a controversial farmer may have found the most effective way to grow food in a warming and increasingly urbanized world.
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Water Wars: A Lego Animated Short - YouTube

We wanted to tell the story of water wars throughout history. We also wanted to play with Legos. Here's the result. The programs conducted by AJ+ are not aff...
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A third of the world's biggest groundwater basins are in distress

A third of the world's biggest groundwater basins are in distress | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
Two new studies led by UC Irvine using data from NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites show that civilization is rapidly draining some of its largest groundwater basins, yet there is little to no accurate data about how much water remains in them.
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Check Out California Drying Up In 6 Unbelievable GIFs

Check Out California Drying Up In 6 Unbelievable GIFs | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
You probably had no idea things were this bad. 
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Water in the city — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Water in the city — European Environment Agency (EEA) | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
With population growth, urbanisation and economic development, the demand for freshwater in urban areas are increasing throughout Europe. At the same time, climate change and pollution are also affecting the availability of water for city residents. How can Europe's cities continue providing clean freshwater to their residents?
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China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger

China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
More than 400 hydroelectric schemes are planned in the mountain region, which could be a disaster for the environment
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▶ The River of Rubbish | Unreported World Shorts | Channel 4 - YouTube

Unreported World Shorts run alongside the main series to provide compelling and informative stats and facts that enrich understanding of the main programme i...
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Drought Fuels Water War Between Texas and New Mexico

Drought Fuels Water War Between Texas and New Mexico | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
As climate change alters rainfall patterns and river flows, tensions are bound to rise between states and countries that share rivers that cross their borders. In the Rio Grande Basin of the Americ...
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▶ Salton Sea Documentary - YouTube

As narrated by legendary counterculture filmmaker John Waters, there was time when the Salton Sea, tucked into the southeast corner of California was known a...
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See Where Access to Clean Water Is Getting Better—and Worse

Nearly 2.6 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water in the last 25 years. That still leaves about 663 million without sanitary water.
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Study is first to map Earth's hidden groundwater

Study is first to map Earth's hidden groundwater | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
Groundwater: it's one of the planet's most exploited, most precious natural resources. It ranges in age from months to millions of years old. Around the world, there's increasing demand to know how much we have and how long before it's tapped out.
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LA Dumps Millions of Plastic Balls in City Reservoir to Fight Drought

LA Dumps Millions of Plastic Balls in City Reservoir to Fight Drought | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
If you’re an Angeleno, you’re probably used to the black plastic balls floating in local reservoirs. But the rest of us may be wondering why LA’s turning a massive water source into a goth-looking PlayPlace. The answer? To keep the drought-stricken area’s water clean and protect it from evaporation.
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What’s an Aquifer? An Interactive Guide to Understanding California’s Growing Groundwater Crisis

What’s an Aquifer? An Interactive Guide to Understanding California’s Growing Groundwater Crisis | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
An interactive explainer on aquifers and California's dwindling groundwater supplies.
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17 shocking facts that could change the way you think about water forever - AOL.com

17 shocking facts that could change the way you think about water forever - AOL.com | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
Water, water everywhere — but less than half of a percent of Earth's reserves are drinkable.That's just one shocking fact Neil deGrasse Tyson an...
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São Paulo – anatomy of a failing megacity: residents struggle as water taps run dry

São Paulo – anatomy of a failing megacity: residents struggle as water taps run dry | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
In the first in a series looking at Brazil’s largest city, Claire Rigby reports that many paulistanos are hoarding water in their apartments – and some are even drilling homemade wells – as they prepare for possible rationing
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This Map Shows How Fast the World Is Depleting Irreplaceable Groundwater Reserves

This Map Shows How Fast the World Is Depleting Irreplaceable Groundwater Reserves | TunstallGeog Water Conflicts (A2 Edexcel and G4 WJEC) | Scoop.it
Satellite surveys detail a growing water crisis that scientists fear will cut food production and trigger more wars and civil strife.
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▶ Searching for Water Peace -- United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation - YouTube

This year is the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. One important area of cooperation involves transboundary rivers, which can be a sour...
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The Aral Sea story - YouTube

I did this for a final project in my international relations class. I'm quite interested in Central Asia and the Aral Sea region, so I did this to teach peop...
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▶ 101 East - Indonesia's water woes - YouTube

Indonesia is home to some of the world's dirtiest rivers, polluted by decades of domestic and industrial waste. Now, a $500mn clean-up plan promises to give ...
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▶ Indonesia's river of rubbish - 25 Mar 08 - YouTube

It's taken only 20 years for the largest waterway in Indonesia's West Java to become a river of rubbish. Choked by domestic and industrial waste, the Citarum...
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▶ Saving the Salton Sea - YouTube

This documentary tell the story of the Salton Sea. The history, where it is today (2000) and what could be possible in the future. Hosted and narrated by Wil...
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