Which Countries Have the Least Available Fresh Water?
As a class complete the following activity to explore where all the world’s fresh water is and why that is important to agriculture.
- Display a map of the world and ask students, “Which countries have the least available fresh water?”
- Allow students to offer their guesses and proceed to ask, “Which countries have the most available fresh water?”
- Discuss reasons why.
- Across the globe not everyone has access to a reliable fresh water source – explore how this impacts quality of life
- Discuss factors that impact water availability and daily water use per person (estimate litres or gallons by country).
Data can be found here: http://www.data360.org/dsg.aspx?Data_Set_Group_Id=757
Great supplement to Lesson 3 to teach students about water