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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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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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Examines the uses of water, how it's valued, the ways it connects places as it moves through the environment and its scarcity. Case studies: Australia, Asia, North Africa and/or West Asia.
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Disaster Resilience Education For Schools | Australian Emergency Management Institute

Disaster Resilience Education For Schools | Australian Emergency Management Institute | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

 

A large amount of resources to access here on floods, droughts, cyclones and severe storms.

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Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water

Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Tripoli, 20 September 2013: Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a UN-backed agreement  on the shared use of a massive underground aquifer system straddling the four countries known as the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System.
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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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Water footprint and virtual water

Water footprint and virtual water | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
The water footprint of a nation shows the total volume of water that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the nation.
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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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Introduction to Water

This dramatic video choreographed to powerful music introduces the viewer/student to the wonder and miracle of water. 

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A great introduction to water.

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Project WET - A trip through the water cycle

Project WET - A trip through the water cycle | GTAV AC:G Y7 - 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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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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Water Cycle Game

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Cloud in a Bottle

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

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Colorado Flooding Story Map & Satellite Images

Colorado Flooding Story Map & Satellite Images | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

 

This ESRI story map explores the local communities in Colorado that have been impacted by recent flooding.

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Slideshow: Hwy 34 destroyed through Big Thompson Canyon

Slideshow: Hwy 34 destroyed through Big Thompson Canyon | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
BOULDER, Colo. -- National Guard helicopters were able to survey parts of Highway 34 along the Big Thompson River Saturday. Here are some images of the destruction along the roadway.
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

 

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Managing groundwater for tomorrow

Managing groundwater for tomorrow | GTAV AC:G Y7 - 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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CD - The classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource.

 

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Perths GroundWater Supply

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The future of water in Australia

The future of water in Australia | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Jeremy Fernandez looks at how we extract, move, store and use water in Australia.
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CD - The quantity and variability of Australia’s water resources compared with those in other continents.

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

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Every Last Drop: An Interactive Website about Water Saving

Every Last Drop: An Interactive Website about Water Saving | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Every Last Drop is an interactive website which takes a detailed look at how much water we waste on a daily basis and how small changes can make a big difference.
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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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Fresh water for all

Fresh water for all | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it

Freshwater is one of today’s most pressing developmental challenges, impacting food & agriculture, gender equality, health & sanitation, population & urbanization. Yet it's poorly managed & faces severe pressure.

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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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California's biggest dam removal project in history begins in Carmel Valley

California's biggest dam removal project in history begins in Carmel Valley | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
In a project that will be watched by engineers and biologists across the nation, construction crews today will begin a three-year, $84 million project to tear down the hulking San Clemente Dam in Californias largest dam-removal project ever.

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

 

This example is in the USA but too interesting to not include!

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National Water Week 20-26 October

National Water Week 20-26 October | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
National Water Week is held in the third week of October every year to raise awareness of issues surrounding Australia's most precious resource.
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Great site to use if you are planing the new water unit.

Mission H20 - this game is engaing and has lots of water conservation ideas within it.

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Water Resources - Online Textbook

Water Resources - Online Textbook | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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A fabulous online resource. Content covers many of the CDs.

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UN-Water Statistics

UN-Water Statistics | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
UN-Water is currently working on the identification of a set of key indicators for the water sector that can be used at a global, regional and national level.
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Links to a myriad of resources here which touch nearly all the CDs.

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Waterwatch Victoria

Waterwatch Victoria | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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Lots of information availble here . . . especially if you wanted to conduct a water field trip.

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Solar Still

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This video shows how fresh water can be created from salt water using a solar still, demonstrating two steps of the water cycle, evaporation and condensation.

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

 

Get your students to create fresh water out of salt water!

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Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma

Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Updated on May 23 with before & after satellite images (above) Explore the Bing map, or Google map of Moore, Okla. More on the Oklahoma tornado:
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

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Inside the Colorado deluge

Inside the Colorado deluge | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

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Colorado floods claim eight lives, destroy 1600 homes

Colorado floods claim eight lives, destroy 1600 homes | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Colorado is cleaning up and counting the cost of the massive floods that caught many off guard.
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Fresh water scarcity: An introduction to the problem

Fresh water scarcity: An introduction to the problem | GTAV AC:G Y7 - 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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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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Where our water goes.

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Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital

Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

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Thailand flooding threatens Bangkok

Thailand flooding threatens Bangkok | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra warns population to expect floods as rising waters reach capital city
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CD -  The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard.

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

Observe a raindrop travelling through various paths of the water cycle. | GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

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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