What other geographical questions could we ask? Three Gorges Dam: a case study of a water management scheme LO: To explain the reason for a water management scheme and the impact of this scheme Case study information 1. 2. 3. 4. Where is it located Why is it needed (a multi-purpose scheme) What are the advantages of this management scheme What are the problems of this management scheme Remember to include case study specific information (level 2/3 answer) Extension: categorize impacts into social, economic and environmental- this will help with an evaluation of the issues (level 3 answer!) Location • The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River in Sandouping, Hubei province, China. • It is the largest hydroelectric plant in the world. The total electric generation will be 22,500 mega watts Why is the dam needed? • • • • • Economic growth Flood control Power generation Navigation Tourism How could the dam be termed a ‘multi purpose scheme’? What are the impacts of the dam? 1. Categorize the impacts as negative or positive 2. Decide if the impacts are a social, economic or environmental impact. 3. Make a decision- is this a sustainable scheme- make sure you can explain you answer Everything below the 175metre marker on the hillside will be flooded by the Three Gorges reservoir. Opportunities for tourism have already increased. Wanxian district, Chongqing municipality The whole of the lower section will be flooded by the Three Gorges reservoir.