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SCI275 / SCI 275 / CheckPoint: Water Resource Challenges

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CheckPoint: Water Resource Challenges
· Resource: Appendix E
· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]
· Complete the Water Resource Challenges table in Appendix E by briefly identifying three
fresh and three ocean water resource issues. Then, respond to the questions provided at
the bottom of Appendix E.
· Post as an attachment
CheckPoint: Water Resource Challenges
· Resource: Appendix E
· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]
· Complete the Water Resource Challenges table in Appendix E by briefly identifying three
fresh and three ocean water resource issues. Then, respond to the questions provided at
the bottom of Appendix E.
· Post as an attachment

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Appendix E Water Resource Challenges
Review Ch. 10 and 11 of your text, then complete the following: Provide at least three freshwater and three ocean water resource challenges by filling in the following table. Then, respond to the question that follows:

Freshwater Resource Challenge Salinization of Irrigated Soil

Aquifer Depletion

Description When water is irrigated over and over again without running off into rivers or lakes to get recycled. When this happens the water is irrigated it picks up more salt. Lowers the water table, The upper surface of the saturated zone of Groundwater. Prolonged aquifer depletion Drains an aquifer dry, effectively eliminating It as a water resource Occurs along coastal areas When groundwater is depleted faster Than it recharges. Well water in such areas Eventually becomes too salty for human consumption Or other freshwater uses. Description Over fishing occurs Because the world demand for fish has Grown. To meet the demand, there are more Large fishing boats than ever before, often Doing their work in large international fleets. In addition, more and more

Saltwater intrusion

Ocean Water Resource Challenge Over fishing

tuna. respond to the following: Choose one fresh or ocean water resource challenge and describe in detail why the issue has become a problem and how human activities have contributed to the problem. To meet this demand. and coral reefs. doing their work in large international fleets. By-catch is a problem that has been developed over the years. Dramatically depleted fish populations recover only slowly. These are the other species that have been caught by accident and they . Including mangrove forests. The fish that are most concentrated on are fish species with high commercial value. cities. and over fished. and agriculture Along coasts alters or destroys many coastal ecosystems. and flounder. I chose to talk about Over Fishing. industries. such as menhaden. salt marshes. Over Fishing has become a problem to do the increasing demand for that type of food supply. salmon. sea Grass beds. Species that are taken from their natural habitats and then are released inadvertently into the water in a new environment. physical space. species might become invasive if it can out compete native species for resources such as nutrients. The most serious issue is that many species have been harvested to the point that their numbers are severely depleted. light. highly polluted.fishermen are Using high-tech methods to find and harvest Greater quantities of fishes. there are more large fishing boats than ever before. Many coastal areas are Overdeveloped. More fishermen are using high-tech methods to find and harvest Greater quantities of fishes. Coastal Development Development of resorts. Some show no real increase in population size up to 15 years after the fishery has collapsed. water or food Invasive Species In 200 to 300 words.

and other animals. seabirds. Some of them are fishes.then disregard. marine mammals. . sea turtles.

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