Video Water reservoirs as climate change adaptation

TLF ID M017136

This is a video about water availability for people living in the Peruvian Andes. It includes vision and information about water scarcity in this region and details of a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations funded project involving the creation of a sustainable water management program. The program involves the construction of water reservoirs and irrigation systems to ensure water security, improve sanitation, increase agriculture production and reduce soil erosion.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a very useful resource for the Water in the world unit of the year 7 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions referring to the nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it; and the economic value of water for people. The information provided about the water scarcity challenges the Peruvian people face and how they are overcoming these challenges with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations funded sustainable water management project are highly relevant for these content descriptions.
  • This is also a useful resource for the Biomes and food security unit in the year 9 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content description referring to the challenges to food production, shortage of fresh water and climate change for areas of the world. The section of the video that details the challenges the Peruvian people face in regards to water scarcity is relevant here.
  • This is also a useful resource for the year 7 and 8 science curriculum. It is relevant for the content descriptions referring to how science understanding can influence development in industry, agriculture and other areas of resource management. The section of the video that details the new approach to water management in the Peruvian Andes, and how this approach is more sustainable and provides better water security is relevant here.
Year level

7; 8; 9

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • URL: http://www.fao.org/home/en/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.fao.org/home/en/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
Rights
  • © FAO, 2014. This material may be used in accordance with the Standard YouTube License at http://www.youtube.com/t/terms.