Unit 2 - Resource Development - Key Terms (AQA GCSE)
Some key terms and definitions for key concepts in the Resource Development section of Unit 2 (includes the Water Option)
Terms in this set (15)
The distance travelled by imported food from the producer to the consumer
A measure of the impact our activities have in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases they produce.
The proportion of different energy sources used by a country
Sources of energy such as coal, oil, gas which are formed from the remains of organisms over millions of years.
Renewable Energy Source
Natural energy sources such as geothermal energy, wind, solar power, tides etc. that are not depleted over time.
Where the supply of water exceeds demand
Where demand exceeds supply (these areas may have low rainfall or high population density / industry resulting in high demand).
Means having access to enough clean water to sustain well-being, good health and economic development.
This is where regions do not have access to sufficient water supplies.
Countries experience where there is a lack of water
Those spread by drinking unclean / contaminated water - including cholera and dysentery
Where water is moved from an area of surplus to deficit
Reducing water use and using it more sparingly
Used water - e.g. from sinks / showers etc. that can be used for other uses inside and outside of the home (e.g. for flushing toilets etc.)
Appropriate / Intermediate Technology
Small scale, technology that is simple to use and maintain, making use of skills and technology available locally and can be maintained by a local community.
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