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1

The demand for water is distributed where?

Across the UK.

2

In the UK places with a good supply of water aren't the same as what?

Places with the highest demand.

3

What places have the highest rainfall?

North.
West.

4

What does high rainfall mean?

Good supply of water.

5

South east and midlands have what?

High population densities.
High demand for water.

6

The south east and midlands are areas of what?

Water deficit.

7

What does water deficit mean?

Greater demand than supply.

8

The north and west are areas of...

Water surplus.

9

What does water surplus mean?

There's a greater supply than demand.

10

The demand for water in the UK is...

Increasing.

11

What has happened over the past 25 years?

Amount of water used by people in the uk has gone up about 50%.

12

The uk population is predicted to increase by how many people?

10 million over next 20 years.

13

The uk needs to manage...

Its supply of water and reduce its demand for water.

14

To help with supply and demand problems. Transfer water from...

Areas of surplus to areas of deficit.

15

Birmingham is supplied with water from where?

Middle of wales.

16

Name issues that happen when water is transferred.

Dams and aqueducts that are needed are expensive.
Affect wildlife that lives in rivers.
Political issues.

17

How does water transfer affect wildlife?

Fish migration patterns could be distributed by dam building .

18

How does water transfer cause political issues?

People may not want their water given to other countries.

19

Give a way in which areas of deficit can increase water supplies?

Build more reservoirs to store more water.

20

Give a negative about building reservoirs?

It can flood existing settlements and relocate people.

21

What would fixing leaky pipes do?

Less water is lost during transfer.
Millions of litres of water lost everyday through leaky pipes in London.

22

How can people reduce the amount of water they use at home?

Taking showers instead of baths.
Use hosepipes less.

23

What do water companies want to do?

Have water meters installed.
Charge people for the exact volume of water they use.
People more likely to be careful with the amount of water they use.

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