Cyclone Debbie rebuild continues for 'heartbroken' north Queensland residents. Posted.
Remote South Pacific island has highest levels of plastic rubbish in the world - Science News - ABC News. A remote and uninhabited island wilderness in the South Pacific is literally a garbage dump.
Plastic pileup key points Key points: Annual production of plastic has sharply risen from 1.7 million tonnes in 1954 to 311 million tonnes in 2014Scientists calculated there were 671.6 items per square metre on North Beach — the highest reported density anywhere in the worldMost of the items were everyday household items such as cigarette lighters, plastic razors, toothbrushes, plastic scoops, and babies' dummies The beaches of World Heritage-listed Henderson Island, in the Pitcairn Group off South America, contain an estimated 37.7 million items of debris together weighing 17.6 tonnes, a new study has revealed. 2013 - United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. Education Services. 3.
Create the 'Story of a Raindrop' suitable for the upper primary school age group and present it as a narrative, a PowerPoint, a podcast or vodcast. The story should show the path taken by a single raindrop as it moves through the water cycle. 4. Divide the class into groups and ask them to create a short script for a production 'Story of a Raindrop', suitable for upper primary students. Members of the group could act the part of the raindrop and explain what happens during the water cycle. Water for life. Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest countries.
In fact, it is one of the things we do best — our solutions are saving lives. Running taps, working toilets, clean, safe drinking water and soap — in Australia, they’re things people can take for granted. Yet around the world, millions of poor people get sick or die each day because they must go without these necessities of life. Almost 900 million people in the world do not have access to clean, safe drinking water, while 2.6 billion live without basic sanitation.
Across the globe, more than 6,000 people die each day from diseases caused by dirty water — two-thirds are children. World Vision Australia. Our approach to water, sanitation and hygiene Create a clean start to set children up for life The first 1,000 days of life are critical to children’s health, and water, sanitation and hygiene is a vital part of this.
We integrate our work with maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition and early childhood development – far more effective than addressing any of these areas in isolation. Provide flow-on benefits for disadvantaged groups Inaccessibility to water and sanitation is a major reason why children with disabilities drop out of school. Wash away barriers for women and girls. Interactive Maps. Groundwater. Interactive Maps. National Surface Water Information. A core information requirement for managing Australia's water resources is knowledge of the spatial location, relationships and characteristics of the hydrological features: the catchments, streams, aquifers, storages, wetlands and man-made structures that make up the hydrological system.
In late 2008, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), in partnership with Geoscience Australia, CSIRO and the Australian National University (ANU) commenced the development of the Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric). The Geofabric is being developed to underpin the Australian Water Resources Information System (AWRIS) within a single, consistent, national geospatial framework for hydrological features. Geoscience Australia's role in the Geofabric is providing the best available national topographic spatial data for surface water features based on the National Topographic Data and Map Specifications. Please direct any Geofabric enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Surface Hydrology Data Catchment Data. Real time world statistics.
Australia's latitude and longitude coordinates out by more than 1.5 metres, scientists say. Posted The continent of Australia is on the move and experts at Geoscience Australia are trying to keep up.
A team of scientists is about to recalculate the nation's latitude and longitude coordinates, which are currently out by more than 1.5 metres. Bureau - Glossary of Terms. Australian Bureau of Meteorology - Weather Words. Precipitation: Any or all of the forms of water, whether liquid (e.g. rain, drizzle) or solid (e.g. hail, snow), that fall from a cloud or group of clouds and reach the ground.
Showers: Usually begin and end suddenly. Relatively short-lived, but may last half an hour. Fall from cumulus clouds, often separated by blue sky. Rain: In contrast to showers, rain is steadier and normally falls from stratiform (layer) cloud. Drizzle: Fairly uniform precipitation composed exclusively of very small water droplets (less than 0.5 mm in diameter) very close to one another. Water Corp plans waste water treatment expansion, increased desalination. Posted The Water Corporation is considering investing in Western Australia's desalination plants to increase their capacity, but an expansion of the use of recycled wastewater for drinking will likely come before that.
Water Corporation officials told a budget estimates hearing the Government was undertaking work to determine the plan for the next phase of its "groundwater replenishment scheme". That scheme sees treated wastewater improved to drinking standards before being pumped into the ground, stored for some time and then supplied to a drinking water system following further treatment. Existing works would give it a capacity of 14 billion litres, with the potential to be expanded to 28 billion litres.
India heatwave: Train keeps city alive as cricket matches cancelled, farmers and animals suffer. Updated In India, 330 million people across 10 states are in the grip of a crippling drought and heatwave.
Supplies are so depleted in one city that it is entirely reliant on drinking water delivered daily by train. At 8:00am, when train drivers Ajit Patare and JS Moreh step onto the platform at the end of their shift, the temperature in Latur, Maharashtra, is already above 30 degrees. Although exhausted, each is proud. Their daily cargo stops Latur's citizens from becoming water refugees. "Happiness," Mr Moreh says of his emotion. "I feel really happy that I'm bringing water to this town. " Their train has become known as the Jaldoot — translated from Hindi, it means "water saviour".
Today, its nine-hour journey from a dam near the coast has delivered parched Latur 2.5 million litres of water. Earth getting greener due to rising carbon dioxide levels, global snapshot shows - Science News. Updated Rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have increased plant growth across the planet over the past three decades, a new study has found. Key points A few areas on Earth have browned but the vast majority have greenedPlant coverage has grown by 18 million square kilometres in a few decadesThe main cause is increase in atmospheric CO2Nitrogen from agricultural fertilisers has also contributed. Problem: The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract, prevent and intercept plastic pollution. Researchers sample giant rubbish vortex in Pacific Ocean as part of global, clean-up proposal.
Updated Researchers have returned from mapping and sampling a massive, swirling cluster of rubbish floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, as part of a mission to clean up the vortex. Key points: Researchers finish mapping, sampling areaMission part of Ocean Cleanup's vortex planNext phase to deploy rubbish-collection modelRubbish: microscopic pieces to large chunks The crew of the Ocean Cleanup, backed by volunteers in sailing boats, returned to San Francisco after mapping and sampling the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" — a swirling mass of human-linked debris spanning hundreds of miles of open sea where plastic outnumbers living organisms by factors in the hundreds. The debris, concentrated by circular, clockwise ocean currents within an oblong-shaped "convergence zone", lies near the Hawaiian Islands, about midway between Japan and the US West Coast. Exemplars. Curriculum overview The themes for Year 7 are Water in the world and Place and liveability.
We all depend on the vital life-giving force of water and we all live in a place, whether that be a large urban centre (which is increasingly likely in the 21st century), a smaller settlement or an isolated area. The ideas associated with these themes provide a focus for the investigation of major issues in Australia and many other countries. World Map. Unit 3 Image Bank Goa tourism water. Sustainable water use. Maps australia nz lat and long2 WMZBB. Environmental refugees copied from pdf. Factsheet Children and water. My Daily Water Usage. Water in the World. Water - UN. Weather maps and climate graphs. Curriculum overview The Australian Curriculum: Geography content description addressed in the illustration is: The causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard (ACHGK042) Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Learning goals. EGYPT: Water challenges forcing a rethink on usage. Droughts and flooding rains.
Curriculum overview. Flooding in south-east Queensland. Curriculum overview. Neighbours: Water in the world. Water is Life. Description. GTAV AC:G Y7 - Water in the world. International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015. Conflict on the Nile: The future of transboundary water disputes over the world’s longest river. Water Scarcity In Egypt. Egypt has been suffering from severe water scarcity in recent years. Egypt faces drinking water shortage because of Nile pollution. A man collects water from a canal beside a dead donkey on the Nile Delta north of Cairo, March 18, 2008. The Habitable Planet Unit 8 - Water Resources // Online Textbook. Death on the Nile: Egypt’s Burgeoning Food and Water Security Crisis. Tuesday, 29 July 2014 Download PDF.