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The Water Cycle

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Did you know that the water we use every day is billions of years old?
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Seeding clouds to make rain and snow

Seeding clouds to make rain and snow | Unit: Water in the World | Scoop.it
Imagine if we could control the weather. Find out how scientists are already at work making clouds rain when and where...
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Can We Control Weather: Sustainability of our rainfall. 

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The impossible made possible: ahh, clean water!

The impossible made possible: ahh, clean water! | Unit: Water in the World | Scoop.it
In Flores, Indonesia, eleven local villages and two international organisations work together to achieve an 'impossible'...
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The future of water in Australia

The future of water in Australia | Unit: Water in the World | Scoop.it
Jeremy Fernandez looks at how we extract, move, store and use water in Australia.

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how we extract, move, store and use water in Australia.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:39 PM

CD - The quantity and variability of Australia’s water resources compared with those in other continents.

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Fresh water scarcity: An introduction to the problem

Fresh water scarcity: An introduction to the problem | Unit: Water in the World | Scoop.it
Fresh water is essential for life -- and there's not nearly enough of it for the world right now. Why is that, and what could we do? Christiana Z. Peppard lays out the big questions of our global water problem.

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Where our water goes.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 14, 2013 9:12 PM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

 

This is the second of two videos by Christiana Z. Peppard. The first which has also been Scooped for this unit is entitled 'Where we get our fresh water' and is also worth a look.

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Reflections on a Thirsty Planet for World Water Day

Reflections on a Thirsty Planet for World Water Day | Unit: Water in the World | Scoop.it
  Water, I have learned, means different things to different people. To the novelist D. H. Lawrence, water was mysterious.  It is “hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what that is.” To the anthropologist Loren Eiseley, water was supernatural: “If there is…
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Climatic cycles in the Pacific

Climatic cycles in the Pacific | Unit: Water in the World | Scoop.it
Australia's climate is characterised by regular cycles of flood and drought. But the same cycles also affect our near...
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Climate Change: El Nino & La Nina in the Pacific Region. 

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Project WET - A trip through the water cycle

Project WET - A trip through the water cycle | Unit: Water in the World | Scoop.it
An interactive trip through the water cycle. In this game, students learn where and how water moves through the complex and endless water cycle. Students also learn about different kinds of scientists who study water.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:13 AM

CD - The ways that flows of water connect places as it moves through the environment and the way this affects places.

 

Also visit http://www.projectwet.org the site where this is from. 

Their mission is as follows:

The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.

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A game that takes you through the water cycle
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Managing groundwater for tomorrow

Managing groundwater for tomorrow | Unit: Water in the World | Scoop.it
Seventy percent of Perth's water comes from underground. Imagine what would happen if that source of water dried up. It...

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Perths GroundWater Supply

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:27 PM

CD - The classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource.

 

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Sinnar faces water scarcity for 3rd year running - Times of India

Sinnar faces water scarcity for 3rd year running - Times of India | Unit: Water in the World | Scoop.it
Sinnar faces water scarcity for 3rd year running
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NASHIK: With the rise in day temperatures, the number of tankers supplying water to the villages in the district has gone up in last twenty days.
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