Conflicts at the local or national scale
- Examine the competing demands for water in a specific river basin.
- Evaluate the strategies that have been adopted to meet these demands.
Conflicts at the international scale
- Discuss an example of an international conflict related to freshwater.
Case study – Conflict at a national scale
Case study – Conflict at a local scale
- To examine the competing demands for water in the Kissimmee river basin.
- To evaluate the strategies that have been adopted to meet these competing demands.
Read and make notes – Competing Demands in the Kissimmee river basin – the Everglades
|Use the Course Companion p 129 and Codrington’s ‘Planet Geography’ p239 – 244. You should have the following sub-headings:
Strategies to manage the competing demands
- name the river basin in which the Everglades are found?
- list and describe three competing demands for water in the Everglades?
- list more than one strategy used to manage the competing demands for water in the Everglades?
- show an opinion about the success of the management strategies?
You are going to answer this question as a timed essay: ‘Discuss how competing demands for water have affected a named area.’ 10 marks
International Conflict over freshwater:
Aim: to use the River Nile as a case study for international conflict over freshwater resources:
Watch the video and make notes focused upon international conflict related to freshwater.
How many countries with high and extreme risk does the Nile flow through?
Case Study – International Conflict over the use of the Nile Waters
In 1988 then-Egyptian Foreign Minister Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who later became the United Nations’ Secretary-General, predicted that the next war in the Middle East would be fought over the waters of the Nile, not politics.
Ex-UN chief warns of water wars [2 February 2005]
East Africa seeks more Nile water from Egypt [14 May 2010]
Reuters – Egypt says “amazed” by Ethiopia’s Nile remarks [23 November 2010]