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7: Water Availability and Use

  • Page ID
    14618
  • learning outcomes

    • Understand how the water cycle operates
    • Know the causes and effects of depletion in different water reservoirs
    • Understand how we can work toward solving the water supply crisis
    • Understand the major kinds of water pollutants and how they degrade water quality
    • Understand how we can work toward solving the crisis involving water pollution

    Thumbnail image - Great Lakes from Space. The Great Lakes hold 21% of the world’s surface fresh water. Lakes are an important surface water resource.