Water, food and energy (and Iceland)
Unit 3: Global resource consumption and security
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
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.
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.
Compare and contrast the national resource security of two countries that you have studied [10 marks]