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Library eResource - Britannica School | Overview: Keywords
Water scarcity | Books from the library
Browse the Non Fiction Sustainability shelves for others at call numbers:
333.91 -- Water as a natural resource
363.7 - 363.7394 -- Environmental problems (includes those relating to water)
Organisations and sites of interest
Drinking water sources
This entry provides information about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of the population of a country
WMO for youth
World Meteorology Organization for youth: The importance of monitoring, managing and protecting our water resources
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
Free and open access to global development data from the World Bank. Topics include: agriculture & rural development, aid effectiveness, climate change, economy & growth, education, energy & mining, environment, poverty, social protection and labor, trade, urban development, and water. We suggest browsing by topic on left hand side.
Water Scarcity | Articles
Royte, E. (2010). The Last Drop. National Geographic, 217(4), 172–177.
The article reports on water conservation methods that are being developed and utilized across the globe in homes and industries such as agriculture and the carbonated beverage industry to help offset a shrinking global water supply. A discussion of the impact that poverty, a lack of technology and an inadequate amount of political cooperation is having on the development of water conservation methods is presented.
Rosenberg, T. (2010). The Burden of Thirst. National Geographic, 217(4), 96–115.
The article discusses the struggles that women in several countries in arid regions across the globe, including Kenya and Ethiopia, face several times each day as they seek out and carry supplies of drinking water from dwindling water sources. A discussion of health problems such as diarrhea that are seen in many families in arid regions that are forced to drink unhealthy and untreated water face is presented. International efforts to bring clean water to the countries are examined.
Kingsolver, B. (2010). FRESH WATER. (cover story). National Geographic, 217(4), 36–59.
The article discusses the status of the fresh water supply of the earth in 2010 and reports on the impact that global warming is having on it. A discussion of the impact that continued global warming may have on the future of the earth and the earth's fresh water supply is presented. Water consumption changes that have been implemented across the globe to help conserve the fresh water supply are discussed.
Water scarcity | Overview: Videos
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ABC splash digibook
Water scarcity digibook. Short information segments on water scarcity issues both globally and in Australia, including groundwater management, water use, and lifestyle factors.