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The Final Countdown is here to help you prepare for your final AQA GCSE geography exam. Following our weekly exercises will prepare you to take on the examiner.
This week you will revise the optional unit for resource management. You will have studied either food, water or energy. This page focuses on water. It would help if you covered the following:
Demand for water resources is rising globally but supply can be insecure, which may lead to conflict.
Areas of surplus (security) and deficit (insecurity):
- global patterns of water surplus and deficit
- reasons for increasing water consumption: economic development, rising population
- factors affecting water availability: climate, geology, pollution of supply, over-abstraction, limited infrastructure, poverty.
- Impacts of water insecurity – waterborne disease and water pollution, food production, industrial output, the potential for conflict where demand exceeds supply.
Different strategies can be used to increase water supply:
Overview of strategies to increase water supply:
- diverting supplies and increasing storage, dams and reservoirs, water transfers and desalination
- an example of a large-scale water transfer scheme to show how its development has both advantages and disadvantages – South-north water transfer scheme, China.
Moving towards a sustainable resource future:
Use one of the four strategies below to revise these areas.
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Complete the revision quizzes covering resource management and the changing demand for resources in the UK.