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Global Challenges and Policy of Freshwater Use is a part of a ground-breaking new series, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series. This series brings learning to life by featuring compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. Through this engaging content, students develop a clearer understanding of the world around them. Published in a variety of subject areas, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series connects key topics to authentic examples and can be used in conjunction with most standard texts or online materials available for your courses. Access to a media enhanced eBook included with each reader. Organized into three units – historical context, current challenges, and potential solutions – Global Challenges and Policy of Freshwater Use introduces students to many of the real world challenges that both individuals and governments face in deciding how we should manage global freshwater resources. The selected articles pull from current events throughout the world to illustrate a variety of freshwater policy problems, including examples of the effects of changing climates on precipitation patterns, how growing populations and competing industry interests are having to adapt in a world with these changing patterns, and the controversy over what inherent and legal rights nature and wildlife should have in our water policy decisions. Selected readings also confront issues associated with the consequences of large-scale water pollution and aquifer depletion, restoration potentials and dam removal, freshwater production and distribution technologies, and international relations that are significantly influenced by water usage and rights. Collectively, these articles create a reader that is designed to help students from a wide variety of disciplines get a more thorough appreciation for the challenges involved in global freshwater policy.
- A collection of articles relevant to Earth Science.
- Attention focused on implications of bringing different interest groups together to work toward sustainable freshwater stewardship.
- Articles help students from different disciplines gain understanding and appreciation for the controversies and challenges involved in global freshwater policy.
- Each article has an introduction to provide context for the student as well as focus questions that suggest ideas to think about while reading the selection.
- Rich photography and compelling images are used throughout the reader to further enhance understanding of the selections.
- The chapter culminating section includes discussion questions to stimulate both in-class discussion and out-of-class work.
- Additional resources are available via a media-rich eBook. This eBook contains videos and animations as well as the capability to highlight, take notes, search and bookmark.
- Articles document current conditions and situations throughout the world to illuminate a variety of freshwater policy problems.
- Specific examples of the effects of climate change, and how growing populations and competing industry interests must adapt
- Examine controversy over wildlife rights in water policy decisions.
- Reader is organized into three units: background and historical context, case studies approach to challenges, additional conflicts and potential solutions.
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Parting the Waters.
Reuniting a River.
Drying of the West.
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