Water Management Issues

Please answer the following questions completely and accurately
1. Describe some of the specific environmental, economic, and sociological effects of groundwater overuse and depletion. Answer in 1-2 paragraphs.
2.Consider the issue of flooding. According to the lesson materials, what are three specific flood management strategies that are being used by individuals, communities, and/or governments to mitigate the effects of flooding? Answer in ~1 paragraph.
3.What is the difference between point source pollution and nonpoint source pollution? What are some specific examples of each? Answer in ~1 paragraph.
4.According to Walker et al. in Surface Water Pollution, what are three common contaminants of surface water? Provide examples of each type of contaminant.
5.Describe the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. What are the purposes of each act? How have these acts influenced water quality in the United States? Answer in 1-2 paragraphs.
6.Select one of the following water issues described in the lesson materials: (1) drinking water pollution in Flint, MI; (2) groundwater pollution stemming from a fuel leak at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM; or (3) dwindling water supplies in the southwestern U.S. First, summarize the nature and extent of this water issue. Next, explain the environmental, economic, and sociological impacts of this issue. Finally, describe how this issue is being managed, and evaluate the efficacy of that management strategy. Do you think this issue is being managed effectively? Why or why not?

Note: This is an essay question worth 40 points. Please submit a multi-paragraph response. Your essay should include an introduction, 3-4 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Include in-text citations and references. At least two of your references should come from this lesson.
7.According to the article Reassessing the Projections of the World Water Development Report, by how much has water demand increased over the past century, and what are the factors responsible for that increase? By how much is global water demand expected to increase by 2050? Answer in ~1 paragraph.
8.According to Roadmap for Sustainable Water Resources in Southwestern North America, what are some examples of the “old” water management strategies in the southwestern U.S.? What are some of the problems and/or challenges associated with those strategies? Answer in your own words in 1-2 paragraphs.
9.What are three environmental, social, and/or economic effects that the Flint water crisis has had on Flint, MI? Answer in 1-2 paragraphs.
10.What were two events or trends that prompted the rise of modern environmentalism in the 1960s? Describe each event/trend and its significance. Answer in 1-2 paragraphs.
11.According to Community-Based Approach to Conservation for the 21st Century, what are the benefits of shifting from a “biologist-centric” to a “partner-centric” approach to conservation planning and implementation? Answer in ~1 paragraph.
12.What are three properties that make water unique, and why do those properties matter to life on Earth? Answer in 1-2 paragraphs.
13.Describe two challenges that early permanent human settlements faced with respect to water resources and water management. Answer in ~1 paragraph.

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