Chapter 11 Water Resources & Pollution Mid-term Exam Study Guide ENVI-1020 Dr. Holm
Chapter 11 Water Resources & Pollution Mid-term Exam Study Guide ENVI-1020 Dr. Holm ENVI 1020 - 001
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Chapter 11 Water Resources & Pollution Study Guide (Test 4/7/16) Water Resources What are they and what do humans use them for? Hydrologic Cycle Stages Runoff & Ground Infiltration Water Distribution %ages World's clean water supply and demand trends Global awareness of preserving water & wetlands Hydrologic Terms o Surface water Ex. Vineyard in France o Runoff (overland flow) o Watershed Ex. Red River Mine runoff into Watershed o Groundwater o Water table o Aquifer Use of Freshwater in U.S. Worldwide Quantity Usage trends Education and Economic effects of lack of easy access to clean water Freshwater Shortage statistics & water stress Depleting groundwater, cone of depression, subsidence, & saltwater intrusions o Ogallala aquifer Means for Supplying more Water & Associated Problems, Desalination Watershed Management Water Pollution What is it? Flying Toilets 2 Major General Sources of Pollution & more specific inputs (i.e. agricultural, industrial, etc.) Types of Water pollutants Infectious Agents, Main Sources, and diseases associated with water pollution Most frequent diseases related to poor water quality: Oxygen-Demanding Organic Wastes & Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) o Spill Areas 4 types of zones Organic Chemicals, Sources, & Effects on Wildlife Inorganic Nutrients and Natural vs. Cultural Eutrophication (i.e. Lake Erie) Heavy Metals, bioaccumulation, & health effects o Minamata Disease Sediment & human effects on erosion, high vs. low sediment bedload Thermal Pollution & effects on surface waters Exotic Species of Animals & Plants (Invasive Species) Managing Surface Water Pollution in US (Clean Water Act & Water Quality Act) & Ongoing Problems Problems & Progress in Other Countries Plastic Ocean—Great Pacific Garbage Patch and other problems Clean Water & Pollution Statistics
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