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MEKONG DELTA SERIES PART 4 - FOUR FUTURE CONCERNS

MEKONG DELTA SERIES PART 4 - FOUR FUTURE CONCERNS

A series of dams have already been built in the upper catchment areas of the Mekong Basin . The largest are within the area of China but other countries (Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia) have also constructed dams along the main Mekong or on tributaries of the Mekong. More are planned. These dams have both positive and negative consequences. On the positive side they store and control water flow which assist during dry seasons. They have the capacity to reduce the level of flooding in the lower basin. Negative impacts include the displacement of people as river valleys flood behind the walls of the dams in developing lakes. Of greater concern is the siphoning of water away from the Mekong and the reduction of sand/silt flows into the lower basin. In Cambodia the Tonle Sap Lake will reduce in volume and the reverse flows into the lake could cease. This annual reservoir of water which arrives when the Mekong is in flood may not be released into the lower rivers and the delta. Other concerns focus on the rising salinity levels within the waters of the delta which will impact on on crop yields. Global warming is another concern. As sea levels rise the impact of oncoming waves will affect the coastline. Already some coastal areas are retreating inland - although other areas are showing advances seaward. The ecological value of mangroves as buffer zones between the salt water environment and the fresh water distributaries is recognised. The rate of illegal mangrove clearance is a concern. This section covers a local village approach to protect and add to mangrove areas. The unit is summarised with a map and recognition of the top 10 world deltas. Clues are given so that students can cover the activity. A blank world map is provided and if help is needed a completed answer sheet is provided. However, don’t be too eager to use this. Allow your students to work through the clues to see how close they can get to the correct and complete table and world delta placements.
KPolkinghorne
Japan SOLAP

Japan SOLAP

Here is a bundle of eight lessons focusing upon the country of Japan. This bundle includes: - Where is Asia? - Where is Japan located? - What is Japan like? - What is Tokyo like? - How has Japan changed? - What are the ecosystems of Japan? - What is the industry of Japan? - What is the population structure of Japan? All of the resources necessary for the lessons are attached. These lessons have been designed to implement skills needed for Geography GCSE into KS3 such as skills.
adamac1
What are the ecosystems of Japan?

What are the ecosystems of Japan?

This is a KS3 aimed lesson taught as part of my Asia SOLAP. The lesson focuses upon the temperate deciduous forests of Japan with a particular focus on key words, the location, climate, characteristics and flora and fauna adaptations. Included are relevant videos, map work, a climate graph interpretation question and a quick plenary quiz. All resources necessary are attached.
adamac1
Hazardous Earth - What Is The ITCZ?

Hazardous Earth - What Is The ITCZ?

Lesson 2 in this series to accompany the new Edexcel B specification. Fully resourced with teacher notes and learning activities. This lesson compliments the Oxford University Press textbook.
kevcrom
Countries of the World: Vietnam Interactive Foldable Booklets

Countries of the World: Vietnam Interactive Foldable Booklets

Explore Vietnam as you create these interactive foldables for your Interactive Notebook or Lapbook. These 4 foldables cover: *The geography of Vietnam *Economic facts about Vietnam *The government of Vietnam *Cultural facts about Vietnam This ebook is a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create!
KnowledgeBoxCentral
Countries of the World: Saudi Arabia Interactive Foldable Booklets

Countries of the World: Saudi Arabia Interactive Foldable Booklets

Explore Saudi Arabia as you create these interactive foldables for your Interactive Notebook or Lapbook. These 4 foldables cover: *The geography of Saudi Arabia *Economic facts about Saudi Arabia *The government of Saudi Arabia *Cultural facts about Saudi Arabia This ebook is a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create!
KnowledgeBoxCentral
Countries of the World: Russia Interactive Foldable Booklets

Countries of the World: Russia Interactive Foldable Booklets

Explore Russia as you create these interactive foldables for your Interactive Notebook or Lapbook. These 4 foldables cover: *The geography of Russia *Economic facts about Russia *The government of Russia *Cultural facts about Russia This ebook is a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create!
KnowledgeBoxCentral
Countries of the World: Philippines Interactive Foldable Booklets

Countries of the World: Philippines Interactive Foldable Booklets

Explore the Philippines as you create these interactive foldables for your Interactive Notebook or Lapbook. These 4 foldables cover: *The geography of the Philippines *Economic facts about the Philippines *The government of the Philippines *Cultural facts about the Philippines This ebook is a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create!
KnowledgeBoxCentral