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The Water Cycle Rap (with lyrics)

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Droughts and flooding rains

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:00 PM

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

 

In this illustration students will use climatic data to develop their understanding of the spatial pattern of rainfall in Australia and (as a consequence) the availability of water resources.

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Bangladesh: Facing the Challenge

Short documentary style film delivering key UK Government messages about Climate Change in Bangladesh for presentation for the Department for International D...

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 6:50 PM

CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

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Water cycle iPhone game

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Water Cycles is an iPhone game. In this educational, family-friendly title, players will learn about pollution, ecology, and water quality.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:05 PM

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

 

Players will guide water from the mountains to the sea, through cities, towns, crop fields, forests, farms, marshes and factories. As the water is moved, and it will get dirty and pollute the groundwater. Your goal is to carry the largest possible amount of water to each waypoint in the game, while keeping it as clean as possible.

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River Country Spirit Ceremony ( Murrundi Ruwe Pangari Ringbalin)

Aboriginal peoples along the Murray--Darling rivers in South-Eastern Australia say their river is sick and their country is dying. Ngarrindjeri Elder, Major ...

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:58 PM

CD - The economic, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic value of water for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and peoples of the Asia region.

 

Ngarrindjeri Elder, Major Sumner, brought people together to dance and heal the spirit of the river for the River Country Spirit Ceremony.
Together they journey from Murra Murra to the Murray Mouth. Along the way they tell their stories about their river country.

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Target 100 : Water

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:37 PM

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

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

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

 

A fantastic Study Guide with boxes for students to type in their responses and sign digitally as a pdf to send to their teacher. Nice resource with lots of background, data, graphics and information.

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Observe a raindrop travelling through various paths of the water cycle.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, June 26, 2013 11:39 PM

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

 

Water is constantly moving from one place to another. The processes that move water are all part of the water cycle. In this visualization, the blue raindrop shows where water is. The red arrows show the processes that could move it to another place.

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Peru students make water-producing billboard.

Peru students from the University of Engineering and Technology billboards make clean drinking water produced by pulling moisture from the air.
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Where we get our fresh water - Christiana Z. Peppard

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-we-get-our-fresh-water-christiana-z-peppard Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's water, yet it is ...

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Human/Environmental Interactions

The collapse of the Aral Sea ecosystem is (arguably) the man-made environmental disaster of the 20th century.  Soviet mismanagement, water-intensive cotton production and population growth have all contributed the overtaxing of water resources in the Aral Sea basin, which has resulted in a the shrinking of the Aral Sea--it has lost more of the sea to an expanding desert than the territories of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg combined.  The health problems arising from this issues are large for the entire Aral Sea basin, which encompasses 5 Central Asian countries and it has profoundly changed (for the worse) the local climates. 


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Al Picozzi's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:11 PM

This has to be one of the most telling video of an environmental disaster I have even seen.  A whole sea, 26,000 square miles, bigger than the state of West Virginia, is bascially gone due to Soviet mismanagement.  This is an environmental disaster now that the Russians do not have to deal with as it is now located in the independant country of Kazakhstan.  It effects them as well as the new countries that have come to be withthe collapse of the USSR.  Seems Russian dodged this just like Chernobyl.  This is something we need to lean from, on how not to use a natural resource until it literally has dried up.

Paige Therien's curator insight, May 4, 2014 12:24 PM

The Aral Sea, located in Central Asia is a very important water source for the entire region.  Unfortunately, the Soviet Union designated this water sources as one which would provide water to rice and cotton crops, which are both very water-intensive crops.  This has resulted in desertification of the area due to the cyclical shrinking volume of the lake.  Sands and chemicals are now free to blow around, affecting people's health.  This is one of the best examples on earth of environmental exploitation due to a lack of environmental planning.  When the lake dries up, the inhabitants of the surrounding countries will be in huge trouble.

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, October 6, 2014 10:38 PM

The Aral Sea was a source of food for the residents, as it was home to thousands of fish and water was used to irrigate crops.Also acted as a climate regulator. Therefore, its virtual disappearance has caused winters and summers are extreme.Today the drought is considered one of the greatest ecological disasters caused by man. scientists estimated that the Aral sea will disappear before 2020. A plan to expand the cultivation of cotton throughout Central Asia and thus a system of canals for irrigation that significantly decreased the amount of water reaching the Aral Sea. It angers me to see that the human has being causing many natural disasters.

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Texas, New Mexico tangle over water

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ALBUQUERQUE — The muddy Rio Grande isn't much to look at as it meanders through southern New Mexico to the Texas border, but its waters are a high-stakes prize in a new legal row unfolding between the neighboring states.

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Pressure on dwindling resources 'threatens global chaos'

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Pressure on the world's resources is becoming so great the situation could trigger a proliferation of hunger and warfare hugely damaging to the global economy, according to an analysis published today.

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Great natural wonders - tidal waves at Talbot Bay, Australia - David Attenborough - BBC

David Attenborough narrates this video clip about Talbot Bay, a rarely seen vision of the tide at one of the most wild and rugged parts of Australian shoreli...

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30 - Water. The Great Mystery (trailer).mp4

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Water is the most common substance on earth and it is with us every moment of everyday. But the truth is, we hardly know the secrets of this amazing element?...
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Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Alternative perspectives

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:02 PM

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

 

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

 

CD - The economic, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic value of water for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and peoples of the Asia region.

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Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers

The "Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers," with Right Livelihood Award Winner Nnimmo Bassey, explores the impacts of climate change and hydropower on the world'...


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 6:41 PM

CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

 

This video shows how something like a dam, which one might think is a positive agent for change can have a massive negative impact upon the people in surrounding areas and the environment in general. Something such as evaporation in the pooled water reducing available drinking water is something which is easy to misunderstand, but is a real threat in areas which have drinking water issues, such as Sub-Saharan Africa. The damming of rivers also deprives down stream areas of the water they rely upon. This video is a good introduction to these kinds of ideas, and many others.

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The Water Cycle Rap

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Sandra Tiepermann's curator insight, January 22, 2013 6:43 AM

Love this!! Would love the lyrics to give the kids

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Too much of a basic human need

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Water is essential to life but in such places as India, Pakistan, China, and Thailand deluges have once again caused misery. Typhoon Nesat hit the Philippines earlier this week on its way to south China.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 12:24 AM

CD -  The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

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What should we do? - Cool Australia

What should we do? - Cool Australia | water in the world | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 3, 2013 12:05 AM

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

 

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

Talk point: is water a commodity or a human right? | water in the world | 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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Sea change: the Bay of Bengal's vanishing islands

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Rapid erosion and rising sea levels are increasingly threatening the existence of islands off the coast of Bangladesh and India, reports John Vidal

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geographil's curator insight, January 29, 2013 10:13 AM

An insight into the vulnerable communities of Bangladesh most affected by rising sea levels 

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What If Westerners Had Their Safe Toilets Taken Away?

What If Westerners Had Their Safe Toilets Taken Away? | water in the world | Scoop.it
They'd join the ranks of one in three women worldwide who face "shame, disease, harassment and even attack," according to WaterAid.

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Water sensitive design: integrating water with urban planning

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Water has become a risk rather than an opportunity in our cities and that must change.

 

At Ecobuild, Professor Tony Wong, chief executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, spoke about the steady progression up the agenda of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in Australia. Successive years of flooding and some of the worst droughts in history have threatened the health and wellbeing of the population and nearly brought industry grinding to a halt, prompting the government to think differently about water.

A new report published in March reinterprets the WSUD concept and its concludes: for too long, we have been designing water out of our cities when we should have been designing it in.

 

For example, sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) – the creation of ponds, wetlands, swales and basins that mimic natural drainage – can be a cost-effective way to prevent surface flooding while creating valuable public amenities. But we need to go further and join the dots between flood risk management and water resource management, and put water at the heart of discussions about what makes places great to live...


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Noor Fatima's curator insight, April 20, 2013 10:10 AM

impotant 

Keith Thorogood's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:31 PM

Water resource management.