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Geography / Year 7 / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Unit 1: Water in the world

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Curriculum content descriptions

The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa (ACHGK040)

Elaborations
  • investigating the causes of water scarcity (for example, an absolute shortage of water (physical), inadequate development of water resources (economic), or the ways water is used)
  • discussing the advantages and disadvantages of strategies to overcome water scarcity (for example, recycling (‘grey water’), stormwater harvesting and re-use, desalination, inter-regional transfer of water and trade in virtual water, and reducing water consumption)
  • examining why water is a difficult resource to manage and sustain (for example, because of its shared and competing uses and variability of supply over time and space)
  • investigating whether the use of water in their place is sustainable
  • investigating land use management practices that have adversely affected water supply, such as land clearing and some farming practices
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Water use,  Water resources,  Water treatment,  Groundwater,  Lakes,  Rivers

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