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Environmental Issues: Is there enough water? Inquiry

List the effects of the proposed solution discussed in the article The Upper Hudson: Time for a Decision and summarize the reaction expressed in the letters.
 
Summarize the action taken by lawmakers regarding the proposed water plan.
 
Argument
Using the case study from the 1960s as an example, explain the impact of a growing human population on water resources and discuss ways to ensure the sustainability of the water supply.
 
Extension
Research New York City and New York State water consumption today. How does it compare to the predictions of the 1967 report?
 
Taking Informed Action
Research water consumption in your local community. Is the information easily accessible? If not, find out who you could contact to make that information available to the public. Are there concerns about water supply and sustainability in your community? Does your community have a water conservation program?
 

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