Use the resources above to create notes on the Three Gorges Dam as a flood management strategy. you should have sections on each of:
Flooding on the Yangtse before the dam (e.g. 1998 - 3,000 died)
The location of the dam (Sketch map)
Facts and stats about the Dam
Advantages of the Dam
Disadvantages of the Dam
Overall evaluation of the success/failure of the TGD project.
How do we know the best way to manage a river basin to reduce the risk of floods? Connect this to the TOK Ways of Knowing. Which play a role in our decision making process? Explain and justify your response.
What arguments can be made against large scale structural measures? Support these with evidence from your three case studies.
What are the advantages of structural measures? Support these with evidence form your case studies.
Why are planning measures so important? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these? Support with evidence.
How do you predict climate change will affect flood risk in your chosen case studies? What response would you recommend and why?