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Water Resources & Pollution - Chapter Summary
While studying these lessons, you'll heighten your understanding of water resources and pollution. Some of the topics covered include sources of water pollution and accelerated eutrophication. This chapter can also help you understand how water management can result in sustainability. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to do the following:
- Discuss activities that affect water resources
- Explain the importance of water conservation
- Recount ways to address water shortage issues
- List types of water pollution
- Describe human causes of eutrophication
- Explain how to prevent ocean pollution
These lessons help you quickly grasp the concepts covered. Vocabulary words are highlighted in bold for quick reference. A multiple-choice quiz is available to test your knowledge after each lesson, and the quizzes can also be printed for use as an offline study tool.
1. Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply
This video lesson describes water resources issues such as aquifer depletion, overdrawing surface waters and salinization of irrigated soil. You will also learn about the impacts of activities affecting water resources.
2. Water Conservation: How Water Management Can Lead to Sustainable Use
In this video lesson you will learn about the importance of water conservation. You will also learn about the two ways freshwater is used, and how proper water use can lead to sustainability in agriculture, homes, and manufacturing.
3. Solutions to Water Shortages
What would happen if one day you had no more drinkable fresh water? For some people, this is already happening. Learn about the various solutions to this problem in this lesson.
4. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources
In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.
5. Human Causes of Eutrophication
Eutrophication occurs when a body of water becomes overly enriched with nutrients. While this can happen naturally, accelerated eutrophication is typically the result of human activities. Learn about the human causes of eutrophication.
6. Ocean Pollution: Causes & Prevention
The ocean is immense in size and unfortunately is constantly being polluted. From tankers to agricultural chemicals, the causes are widespread. But there are some prevention methods to help curb ocean pollution.
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