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1

What is the name of the ''second wettest place on the planet?"- the only place in India to receive rain through out the year.

Cherrapunji

2

Name 3 physical factors that affect Cherrapunji's water supply.

1. Monsoon Climate- variability

2. Saturation of the ground- impervious

3. Climate Change

3

Name 3 human factors that affect Cherrapunji's water supply.

1. Lack of dams- can't harness variable supply

2. Aquaculture- NOT agriculture

3. Overpopulation

4

Give an example of a region where Climate Change may be making the water situation worse.

North Africa

5

Give an example of a country where there is long term drought.

Australia

6

What is the water problem in Sanaa (captial of Yemen)?

-no renewable water
-2,300m above sea level so they can't use desalinated water

7

What would be the only solution to Saana (Yemen's capital city)'s water problem?

To move the capital

8

Name 3 states in India which are hit by water scarcity.

1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Gujarat
3. Tamil Nadu

9

Name 3 things that water withdrawal will have impacts on.

1. Food Production
2. Human Welfare
3. Natural Environment

10

What threatens water supplies of nearly half of the world's population in Asia?

Melting of Himalayan glaciers

11

What threatens the lives of millions of people in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa?

Dried up rivers, irrigation failure and depleted aquifers

12

Name 4 categories for players involved in water issues.

Political
Economic (business)
Social (human welfare)
Environmental
(sustainable development)

13

Name a Political player involved in water issues.

International organisations (UN), government departments (DEFRA), regional and local councils and pressure groups

14

Name a Economic (business) player involved in water issues.

World Bank, goverements, developers, utility companies (e.g. Thames Water), agriculture, industry (esp. chemicals and food), TNC's and businesses (including energy companies)

15

Name a Social (human welfare) player involved in water issues.

Individuals, residents, indigenous groups, landowners, farmers, consumers, health officials, scientists and NGO's (e.g. Water Aid)

16

Name a Environmental (sustainable development) player involved in water issues.

Conservationists, scientists, planners, international organisations (e.g. FAO) and NGOs (e.g. WWF and People & Planet)

17

What creates extremes of flooding and drought in India?

Monsoon Climate

18

What is creating an unstable demand for water in India?

Rapid population growth, urbanisation, large rural population, recent industrialisation

19

What about the politics of the major drain basins in India is not helping water management?

Political Division

20

There are ongoing _________ with neighbouring countries over water.

Disputes