Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future
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Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future
Pages, links and information that will assist you in your studies of Geography through Semester One. Term Two our focus turns to WATER
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Australia Uses the Motion of the Ocean to Generate Zero-Emission Electricity and Desalinate Water Simultaneously

Australia Uses the Motion of the Ocean to Generate Zero-Emission Electricity and Desalinate Water Simultaneously | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it
The Carnege Perth Wave Energy Project is the first wave-generated, grid-connected power array in the world.

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Severe Scarcity Prompts Venezuelan Government to Ration Water

Severe Scarcity Prompts Venezuelan Government to Ration Water | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it
Long lines at grocery stores and ration cards that prevent citizens from buying more than the allotted amount of basic needs, such as flour, milk, vegetable oil, and toilet paper, have become the norm in Venezuela.
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The Grass is Greener in Perth, a Water-Scarce City Adjusting to Climate Change

The Grass is Greener in Perth, a Water-Scarce City Adjusting to Climate Change | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it
  The capital of Western Australia, Perth, is at the epicenter of global climate change. The city’s strategic response offers lessons about climate change mitigation, exacerbation and adaptation. The lessons are acutely relevant to the United States, particularly California.

 

 


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Salinity

Salinity | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it

"Salt is being transported to the root-zones of remnant vegetation, crops, pastures, and directly into our wetlands, streams and river systems. The rising water tables are also affecting our rural infrastructure including buildings, roads, pipes and underground cables. Salinity and rising water tables incur significant and costly impacts."


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Queensland's toxic Dee River reveals national mine waste problem - Background Briefing - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Queensland's toxic Dee River reveals national mine waste problem - Background Briefing - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it
In late January ex-cyclone Oswald forced around 20 mines across Queensland to dump waste water into passing floods. Many reasoned that the high volume of water passing through river systems would dilute any contaminants to safe levels.

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Clean Water Education Partnership - Kids

Clean Water Education Partnership - Kids | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it

Welcome to our Kids’ Pages! Here are five activities designed to educate kids of all ages on stormwater pollution and everybody-needs-to-help solutions!  Have fun and remember… Clean Water Begins with You and Me!


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Erica Fuhry's curator insight, March 24, 2014 10:51 PM

Here are some student-friendly reminders about watersheds and run-off dangers.

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Following 'Geography Education'

Following 'Geography Education' | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

 

Staying Connected: You can receive post updates in the way that best fits how you use social media.

Update Notifications: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+.

              Email: Click 'follow' button at top right of this page.

Sites with Content: Wordpress, Scoop.it.


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Emma Lafleur's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:34 PM

A great interactive map to learn about different regions of the world.

chris tobin's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:35 PM

This is a really cool map from class

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:07 AM

This site collects interesting sites on Geography Teaching. It is anticipated that there will also be articles on differentiation which could assist teachers to present Geography in an inclusive way.

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Water

Water covers 70% of the Earth's surface yet less than one per cent is accessible drinking water and nearly 800 million people have no access to a clean water source.
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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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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:25 AM

A great introduction to water.

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Good hook for Yr 7 students starting Water Unit.
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UN-Water Statistics

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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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Introducing the WaterAid H2Orchestra! - YouTube

Please share my song! Facebook: http://on.fb.me/173I0eO Twitter: http://bit.ly/1b7cBnr Join Louie the Loo to celebrate the little guy in the corner - your to...

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The 20 litre water challenge: Suzy versus Anyaka - YouTube

Watch as Suzy from Melbourne is taught a lesson by Anyaka, a 14-year-old Ugandan girl. This was a fun challenge, but in reality girls like Anyaka in developi...

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World Water Day 2014

World Water Day 2014 | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it

Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.

 

In 2014, the UN System – working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders – is collectively bringing its attention to the water-energy nexus, particularly addressing inequities, especially for the 'bottom billion' who live in slums and impoverished rural areas and survive without access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, sufficient food and energy services.

 

 


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Singapore International Water Week 2014

Singapore International Water Week 2014 | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it
The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions.
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Farmers ration water as Gascoyne River dries up 25/11/2013

Farmers ration water as Gascoyne River dries up 25/11/2013 | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it

Farmers in Carnarvon, north of Perth, are so short of water at the moment, some of them are abandoning their crops.

Others, who are hanging on, have taken the unprecedented step of rationing irrigation water because supplies are so desperately low.

AM's Caitlyn Gribbin reports the Gascoyne River hasn't flowed for nearly two years.


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The water supply in Perth, Australia

Two-thirds of the water comes from reservoirs. The rest is pumped from
underground, where there are enormous freshwater reserves.

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Strategies for Australia's urban future : Perth

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Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis - YouTube

Throughout history water has confronted humanity with some of its greatest challenges. Water is a source of life and a natural resource that sustains our environments and supports livelihoods but it is also a source of risk and vulnerability. In the early 21st Century, prospects for human development are threatened by a deepening global water crisis. Debunking the myth that the crisis is the result of scarcity, this report argues poverty, power and inequality are at the heart of the problem.

In a world of unprecedented wealth, almost 2 million children die each year for want of a glass of clean water and adequate sanitation. Millions of women and young girls are forced to spend hours collecting and carrying water, restricting their opportunities and their choices. And water-borne infectious diseases are holding back poverty reduction and economic growth in some of the worlds poorest countries.

Beyond the household, competition for water as a productive resource is intensifying. Symptoms of that competition include the collapse of water-based ecological systems, declining river flows and large-scale groundwater depletion. Conflicts over water are intensifying within countries, with the rural poor losing out. The potential for tensions between countries is also growing, though there are large potential human development gains from increased cooperation.


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Eco Challenge 2.0

Schools and teachers can register their interest now at:

http://curtin.edu.au/ecochallenge

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The Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit Part II/IV - Download unit at www. science powerpoint .com

This is Part II/IV of an educational unit about Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality for students in grades 5-8 which can be downloaded at http://sciencepowerpoi...

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Erica Fuhry's curator insight, March 24, 2014 10:34 PM

This movie offers and overview of the various components of river site water testing that you will be conducting.

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About the Murray River

About the Murray River | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it
General Information about the Murray River

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Ms Sellenger's curator insight, March 25, 2013 12:24 AM

Also check out the education link for great photos and an excellent map of Murray-Darling basin.

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2011 Rockhampton Fitzroy River in Flood

2011 Rockhampton Fitzroy River in Flood | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it
On New Years Eve 2010, the Fitzroy was reaching it's first peak of 8.5 metres. This short amateur clip shows the power of the Fitzroy. There is a lot of water in that river.

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Swan River earns deadly tag - The West Australian

Swan River earns deadly tag - The West Australian | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it
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The Swan River is one of Australia's deadliest inland waterways for accidental drownings, according to a report.
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Water footprint and virtual water

Water footprint and virtual water | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | 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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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:05 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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Millennium Development Goals Resources for the Classroom


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Global Education Project, Victoria's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:57 PM

The United Nations has developed a range of resources for teachers and students to explore and learn about the Millenium Development goals - this section of the website also provides information on Water and Sanitation around the world.

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Drop in the Bucket- Clean water - Get the facts - YouTube

Almost a billion people on this planet lack access to clean water. That adds up to about in in every 8 people. Drop in the Bucket builds water wells and toil...

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Walk 4 Water

Walk 4 Water | Y7 Geography - Sustaining our water future | Scoop.it

10,000 steps (approximately 8km) is the average distance people walk every day just to reach water in the developing world. With water gathering predominately undertaken by women and children, this deprives women of time to earn a living and children of an education.

The weight of water that women in Africa and Asia carry is commonly 20kg, the same weight as an average car tyre.


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Global Education Project, Victoria's curator insight, March 16, 2014 7:32 AM

Walk 4 Water is WaterAid Australia’s national annual fundraising event.