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World Water Crisis

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Zak Elmanakhly

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of World Water Crisis

Worl World Water Crisis What's up with water? Everyone needs water Who gets water? Who doesn't? Human Rights 30% of schools in the developing world have no water The average American uses 100-160 gallons of water per day

Most Africans use less than 15 gallons per day. what are they? How much does water cost? More than Coca Cola in some places you cant shower with Coke or cook food or clean
or flush the toilet Privatization De-salinization The water cycle Environmental extremes desertification tsunamis sink holes corporations how many companies control water Political/Military conflicts water is cause for war What are different ways that water is provided? government traditional private Bolivia Three Gorges Dam the people:
displaced by flooding the World Bank the Bolivian Government Government (dam owners) the environment fisherman pros cons - revenue from power
- shipping lanes
- reduced green house gases
- flood control + drought relief - displacment of residents
- environmental degradation
- warming of water
- archeological sites flooded Fun Facts How much does 2 gallons of water weigh? a. 6 lbs
b. 10 lbs
c. 12.7 lbs
d. 17 lbs How much of the world's water is available for drinking?

a. 3%
b. 50%
c. 24%
d. 17% How many drops of water does it take to make a cup of coffee?

a. 50
b. 100
c. 500
d. 1000 How many human lives could be saved each year by providing access to clean water?

a. half a million people
b. one million people
c. two million people
d. five million people Bechtel Citizens archeologists Pros? Cons? What really happens? What did you learn? What might happen if all of the water on land gets used up? cost break down
20%
Why is this important? Closing notes Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan Sudan Syria - Turkey Jordan River basin Iraqi Marsh people Tigris - Euphrates Zak Elmanakhly
Lindsay Baker
Meredith Schuessler Third World Development
Professor Paul Susman agriculture
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