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Potable Water in Africa

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Hope Mahon

on 21 May 2013

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Water, Water, Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink? By Hope Mahon The Facts: Africa 70% 1% 2 billion people One Big Problem Why? Wells Cleaner
Provide jobs
Allow education
Reduce water pollution Play Pump - South Africa Trevor Field D E S E R T I F I C A T I O N Desertification is when a desert expands much faster and
much larger than it should. The Issue: Many people in Africa could have access to clean water, if only it were made available to them. But sometimes people don't have access to the water Lake Chad 38,000 square mi. 1300 square miles Why? Desertification: Why It's Happening unsustainable farming
too much grazing
invasive species Invasive Species Who? Europeans
What? Bringing invasive species into Africa such as Eucalyptus and pine trees as well as other invasive plants
When? 1800s
Why? They wanted familiar plants, and to create similar habitats like theirs in Europe
How did it affect Africa? The plants acted like sponges, soaking up more water than its new habitat could supply without sacrificing the water from other plants. What can be done? Build wells
Control invasive species
Create more environmentally-friendly farming and grazing methods We don't have two Earths Thank you for watching my presentation! Works Cited Bennion, Jackie. "South Africa: The Play Pump." Pbs.org. PBS, 24 Oct. 2004. Web. 3 May 2013.

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