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Learning Framework

Concept

  • Environment - study of water
  • Place - study of liveability

Content

Students inquire into the nature of water as a natural resource and investigate the liveability of their own place. 

Skills

  • Analysing and evaluating

Resource Key

When accessing content use the numbers below to guide you:

 LEVEL 1: ‚Äč
brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

LEVEL 2: 
provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

LEVEL 3:
lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Databases

Background information

Water Resources

Water is essential for human survival and well-being and important to many sectors of the economy. However, resources are irregularly distributed in space and time, and they are under pressure due to human activity.

Links

  What is a water footprint?
The water footprint measures the amount of water used to produce each of the goods and services we use. It can be measured for a single process, such as growing rice, for a product, such as a pair of jeans, for the fuel we put in our car, or for an entire multi-national company. The water footprint can also tell us how much water is being consumed by a particular country – or globally – in a specific river basin or from an aquifer.

Key terms

Compiled and created by Luciana Cavallaro November 2021