UniServe Science Earth and Environmental Science Table of Contents

8.4 Water Issues

Sub-systems of the Earth Water in the maintenance of Australian environments Water in weathering and soil production
Water resources Water conservation Ground water

Background Material

Water - Chapter 5 from the State of the Environment 2003, NSW Environmental Protection Authority

Ensuring the Future - fact sheet and resources from Sydney Water

Excursion Information - comprehensive unit from Sydney Water with links to Earth and Environmental Science Syllabus (pdf 845.6kB)

CSIRO Land and Water

Water - from CSIRO

Virtual River - from California State University, Los Angeles - examine riverflooding adn/or river degradation

Hydrology - from Universities Council on Water Resources

Water for Life - Managing Water in NSW, from NSW Government

Understanding Water Resource Planning - from Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland

Chapter 8: Introduction to the Hydrosphere - from Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Physical Geography Net


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Sub-systems of the Earth

What is the HYDROSPHERE? - with links to atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and cryosphere, from Rice University

The Earth's Water Budget - from Weather World 2010, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Hydrology Cycle - from Weather World 2010, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Global Water Reservoirs and Turnover Times - diagram from University of California, Irvine

Global water reservoirs, fluxes, and turnover times - diagram from University of California, Irvine

A Global Water Budget Model - from Global Hydrology and Climate Center, NASA

Introduction to Hydrology - Global Distribution of Precipitation - from Physical Geography Net


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Water in the maintenance of Australian environments

Rural Water Management - from NSW Department Natural resources

NSW Algal Information - from Department of Natural Resources, NSW, background information plus clickable map to find out what is happening in local areas

Sydney Water


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Water in weathering and soil production

Fundamentals of Physical Geography - Weathering - from Physical Geography website

Weathering - from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Notes about role of water in weathering and soil formation

Mechanical and Chemical Weathering - from Eastern Illinois University


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Water Resources

Lake Mungo

Mungo National Park in NSW, Australia. - dried up lake bed in south western New South Wales, from National Parks and Wildlife Service

A Walk in the Park: Lake Mungo National Park - from ABC Radio National

 

Present

The Collapse of Wingecarribee Wetlands: An Australian environmental tragedy - from Robertson Environment Protection Society

Sydney Catchment Authority

Metropolitan Water Plan - from Sydney Catchment Authority

Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Foundation - a community based organisation

Lake Eyre Basin

Lake Eyre Basin -from Department of the Environment and Water Resources

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority

OzGREEN - Global Rivers Environmental Education Network

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Water conservation

Midcoast Water Information - from Midcoast Water covering the midcoast of NSW including Wingham, Buladelah and Forster

Savewater - includes informaion, activites and competitions

Melbourne Water education site - includes information and intearactive tools


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Ground water

How Does Water Move Through the Ground? - from McDougal Littell, simulation requiring Shockwave

Wetlands and Groundwater - from Department of Natural Resources NSW

Groundwater Systems - from NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water

Groundwater Basics - from The Groundwater Foundation Website - icludes, information and activities

Salinity in NSW - from NSW Department of Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water

Salinity in Queensland - from Natural Resources and Mines, Qld. (pdf 233.7kB)

Salt Water Intrusion - from Elmhurst College

The Great Artesian basin - web page from Queensland Dept Natural Resources and Mines

Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative - from SA Government

GREAT ARTESIAN BASIN COORDINATING COMMITTEE Web Site

What Is Water Pollution? - from EPA Victoria


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