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  1. Water Geography of Canada www.CraigMarlatt.com/school

  2. Water • Water, Water Everywhere… • How Much Water Do You Use? • Water Facts, Drainage Basins, & Water System • Water Misuse in Canada

  3. Water, Water Everywhere… • “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” Huh?! • There is a lot of water on planet Earth. BUT… • 97% of it is in the oceans • 2% of it is locked in glaciers • leaving approximately 1% for all of the land based plants, animals, and 6.5 billion humans to survive on

  4. How Much Water Do You Use?

  5. How Much Water Do You Use?

  6. Water Facts • Almost 9% of Canada’s total area is covered by freshwater • There is enough freshwater on the earth to cover Canada and the US to a depth of 1.8 kilometers • Approximately 60% of Canada’s fresh water drains north while 85% of the population lives along the southern border • Canada holds 20% of the worlds fresh water supply • There are up to 100 000 chemicals in commercial use worldwide that end up making there way into the water cycle

  7. Water Facts • Toilets use over 40% more water than needed • Many homes lose more water from leaky taps than they need for cooking and drinking • Less than 3% of the water produced at a large municipal water treatment plant is used for drinking purposes • One out of every three Canadians depend on the Great Lakes for their water

  8. Drainage Basins of N. America Arctic Ocean Drainage Basin Hudson Bay Drainage Basin Atlantic Ocean Drainage Basin Pacific Ocean Drainage Basin Gulf of Mexico Drainage Basin

  9. Drainage Basins of N. America

  10. The Water System • List the names of the stages in order as they appear.

  11. The Water System 1. Catchment

  12. The Water System 2. Dams

  13. The Water System 3. Water Treatment

  14. The Water System 4. Transport

  15. The Water System 5. Usage at Home

  16. The Water System 6. Sewers

  17. The Water System 7. Sewage Treatment

  18. The Water System 8. Reuse

  19. The Water System

  20. Water Misuse in Canada

  21. Water Misuse in Canada • Proposed water diversion projects