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Resources to help understand the importance of catchments in geographical education.
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Rivers from above

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Get a unique view of these rivers beyond the banks.Photo editing by Lia Pepe

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At year's end: Typhoons, tornadoes and flooding leave mark on 2013 - UPI.com

At year's end: Typhoons, tornadoes and flooding leave mark on 2013 - UPI.com | Catchment studies in geography | Scoop.it
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At year's end: Typhoons, tornadoes and flooding leave mark on 2013
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Opinion: Irrigation holds key to future farming viability - National Business Review (subscription)

Opinion: Irrigation holds key to future farming viability - National Business Review (subscription) | Catchment studies in geography | Scoop.it
Opinion: Irrigation holds key to future farming viability
National Business Review (subscription)
After a modelling exercise, she came to the conclusion that, without further intervention, water quality will deteriorate in many catchments.
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Great Barrier Reef dredging is demonised by activists - The Age

Great Barrier Reef dredging is demonised by activists - The Age | Catchment studies in geography | Scoop.it
The Age Great Barrier Reef dredging is demonised by activists The Age There is no evidence to support the view that dredging and spoil disposal are impacts of regional scale especially when compared with the deposition in an average year of almost...
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Opinion: sustainable water supplies mean life or death for fruit industry - Fresh Fruit Portal

Opinion: sustainable water supplies mean life or death for fruit industry - Fresh Fruit Portal | Catchment studies in geography | Scoop.it
Opinion: sustainable water supplies mean life or death for fruit industry Fresh Fruit Portal The information is automatically geo-referenced, so it can be set up to cover a single orchard, multiple orchards, catchments, regions, even a whole...
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Urbanization and Megacities: Jakarta

"This case study examines the challenges of human well-being and urbanization, especially in the megacity of Jakarta."


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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:25 PM

It is nice to see an organization that is not just blindly giving resources to people in need but actually empowering them and training them to be able to get the things they need through work. The women in this story describe how they have learned to make and sell things in order to take care of their families and they describe how empowering that feels.

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mega cities Jakarta

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Megacities are beginning to populate the entire globe. In the developing world, more and more megacities are beginning to form. Jakarta Indonesia is an example of a rising megacity. This rapid urbanization has placed a special burden on the resources and local economies of many developing nations. This areas are not prepared to deal with the rapid population growth associated with the development of a megacity. This strain placed on the local areas, will often lead to terrible living conditions for the lower classes of society. Sanitation will often become a major issue in many of these megacities. Large portions of the population will often lack a proper sanitation system. The lack of proper sanitation will lead to the onset of deadly diseases. The effects of rapid urbanization can be deadly, for those living in the pooper regions of society.

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Every Eucalyptus Felled Equals Gallons of Water - AllAfrica.com

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Every Eucalyptus Felled Equals Gallons of Water
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... living standards." For Stephen Ndzrem, "it has been a big success story.
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Bug blitz reveals health of Canberra waterways - The West Australian

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Bug blitz reveals health of Canberra waterways
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The data from the latest Bug Blitz is still being compiled but Ms O'Reilly says there is a clear difference between the upper catchments and more urbanised areas.
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Interesting Maps

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Map of the main European drainage divides (red lines), separating catchments (grey regions). (RT @BC_Iconoclast: Map of the main European drainage divides (red lines), separating catchments (grey regions).
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India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods | Catchment studies in geography | Scoop.it
India struggles with water scarcity, a problem that poses especially huge implications for the country’s food security and rural livelihoods.
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Where Does Your Water Come From?

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This interactive map documents where 443 million people around the world get there water (although the United States data is by far the most extensive).  Most people can't answer this question.  A recent poll by The Nature Conservancy discoverd that 77% of Americans (not on private well water) don't know where their water comes from, they just drink it.  This link has videos, infographics and suggestions to promote cleaner water.  This is also a fabulous example of an embedded map using ArcGIS Online to share geospatial data with a wider audience.  

 

Tags: GIS, water, fluvial, environment, ESRI, pollution, development, consumption, resources, mapping, environment depend, cartography, geospatial. 


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Nic Hardisty's comment, October 15, 2012 9:01 AM
I was definitely unaware of where my drinking water came from. This is nice, user-friendly map... Hopefully it gets updated regularly, as it will be interesting to see how these sources change over time.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 1, 2013 3:55 PM

water is a resource we all depend on. Some of my best studies were on local Chesapeake Bay issues.