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Rivers - Human Uses and Impact


First, grab a piece of paper and jot down all of the different ways you can think of that humans use rivers. 

 

Now watch the video below to find out more about how humans use rivers and the impact that this can have on the environment. Can you add any uses to your list that you hadn't thought of already?

A Fresh Future: The impact of human use on freshwater rivers

Complete the activities below to explore in more detail the ways in which human actions can impact rivers. Warning: it could get a bit messy! 

Additional Challenge

Create a poster to explain how humans can minimise their impact on the river and surrounding environment. What can we do to help? 

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