Water, food and energy (and Iceland)

Content

Unit

Unit 3: Global resource consumption and security

Sub-unit

2. Impacts of changing trends in resource consumption

Geographic inquiry and concept(s)

How pressure on resources affects the future security of places

Geographic knowledge and understanding

The water–food–energy “nexus” and how its complex interactions affect:

  • national water security, including access to safe water
  • national food security, including food availability
  • national energy security, including energy pathways and geopolitical issues

Case study or detailed examples

Detailed examples of two countries with contrasting levels of resource security

Base knowledge and understanding

Task

All IBDP geography lessons on geographyalltheway.com start with a set of 'Base knowledge and understanding' resources. These resources can be used by students who wish to approach the lesson prepared with their exiting knowledge and understanding refreshed.

Context

Task

The final part of this lesson will be you writing a 'mini-essay' (600 words max.) > Compare and contrast the national resource security of two countries that you have studied. Before you write the essay you will carry out some research and summarize your findings in a Venn diagram.

Geographical location

Iceland
United Arab Emirates

Water Security

Food Security

Energy Security

Review

Task

Compare and contrast the national resource security of two countries that you have studied [10 marks]

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