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Describe the north and west of the uk's water supply

They have high rainfall and lower population densities meaning there is a water surplus


Describe the south east and midlands water supply?

High population densities (high demand) and less rain so area of water deficit


How is water transferred from areas of surplus to areas of deficit?

Using dams e.g. Wales to Birmingham


What are the issues with water transfer?

The dams and bridges used are expensive
Wildlife in rivers could be affected e.g. Fish migration patterns
Political issues


Name two other ways to increase water supplies in area of deficit?

Build more reservoirs to store water
Fix leaky pipes to prevent water loss during transfer


How do reduce demands for water?

Take shower instead of baths
Use water meters (pay for what you use) so people will be more careful

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