Harkins "BLUE GOLD: WATER WARS" Quiz
Terms in this set (40)
Those who go without water for a week cry _____
What is the "bottom line"?
People need water to survive
What determines access to fresh water?
profit/ability to pay (Those who have money will have it and those who do not will not have it)
what percentage of earths water is salty?
What is the primary cause of water pollution?
industry; farming (agriculture)
The Malaysia Government imposed the ___ ____ for anyone polluting water
Waste water returns to residents of Mexico City in the form of ___
What happened to Atlantis (Ubar, Oman)
It collapsed into the desert sand due to groundwater pumping
How many gallons of groundwater is pumped each day?
Pumped water that returns back to the aquifer is called
deforestation is a major contribution to
give an example of "hardscape"
Parking lots, pavement, sidewalks, etc
what is the lifeblood of water systems?
the _____ ____ used privatization of water as a condition of need in third world countries
with privatization comes an increase in
water companies are accountable to their
who owns the water in Africa?
water costs more than ____ in kenya
why is the cost of dasani higher than that of coca-cola?
water is more valuable/ plastic is more expensive than glass
___ ____ uses a large amount of fossil fuels, which contributes to the climate change problem.
the writing on the wall is that ____ is the hottest property of theirs
a ___ suit acts as a deterrent to activism and people expressing their opinions
why is the Aral Sea almost completely gone now?
water was sold to russia to grow cotton
How long will it take to turn lake Naivasha, Kenya into a "putrid puddle"?
the export of Kenyas water comes in the form of?
In Ghana, water comes through the taps once per week on an unknown schedule.
they leave tabs open and get charged for movement of air through the pipes
why are developing countries unable to build an infrastructure for clean water delivery?
they cant afford it
if LA were seized to support itself using its own resources, how many people would it be able to sustain?
one of the bloodiest water wars being fought is happening over the river
Many ___ ___ are fundamentally conflicts over resources
in bolivia, the collection of rainwater was
whats one potential reason for why the US established a military base in Paraguay?
the US wants access to the aquifer
the ___ ____ is the worlds largest dam and is located on the Brazil/ Paraguay border
unlike a dam, the water catchment traps water go right into the
in the US, issues surrounding ____ must be resolved
what technology could save the planet in the next century
_______ use the natural flow of rivers to generate electricity
who needs to become the water guardians of the 21st century?
whats the name of the watershed that provides water in our town?
Lost River Cave
water in its current location (Lake, river, etc) is ____ for all but when it is packaged it belongs to ____ ____ ___
whoever packaged it
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