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Class Notes for GEOG10001 at University of Melbourne

Famine: The Geography of Scarcity

GEOG10001 Lecture 11: GEOG10001 - W11L1

Water Wars Water wars There has been a longrunning theme (common within the popular media) that water scarcity leads to war or conflict. HomerDixon environ conflicts HomerDixon (1994) identifies three ways that humans caus...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Climate Change Mitigation, Stormwater, Bass Strait

Water Crisis: Water supply options for a growing Melbourne after the Millennium Drought The Millennium Drought: the problems of relying on river flows for our water supply Melbournes water supply: 2006 - a fateful turnin...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture 11: GEOG10001 - W11L2

Virtual Water and Water Recycling Types of water Blue water is ground and surface water (e.g. rivers, lakes). Green water is rainwater stored in soil (i.e. soil moisture content). Green water is ignored by engineers becaus...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Reductionism, Water Cycle, Agenda 21

Integrated Water Resource Management Recap: How can we talk about management if we dont understand the physical system that delivers water? When we debate the need for desalinization plants, interbasin water transfers, tax...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Environmental Degradation, Poverty Reduction, World Economy

Final Lecture Key Concepts How do we define a famine, food insecurity, undernourishment? Data how to use it cautiously Thresholds Key theories Food availability and population Malthus and NeoMalthusians Environ degradatio...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Waterborne Diseases, Water Scarcity, Scenario Planning

Hydrology and Water Quality Recap: Commission and Omission 1. Famines are associated with specific political regimes (colonial, military, autocratic). 2. Conflicts connected to famines (disrupt trade, used as a ...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Diarrhea, Gastroenteritis, Good Governance

1. Key Points Scale and use of distribution theory (global-local) The availability of evidence about the validity of the distribution theory, and its relevance to todays food situation. 2. Recap Se...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Food Security, Bounded Rationality, Water Scarcity

Making sense of scarcity Prevailing Thinking Scarce resources are envisaged as challenging livelihoods, fomenting grievances and competition, and spurring civil and perhaps even inter-state conflict. Weak state authority...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Ford Cvh Engine

The FoodWater Nexus Water is everywhere and essential Fluid intake has the biggest effect on immediate survival. Our bodies tend to have several weeks worth of reserve energy from food stores, but lack of fluid causes prob...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture 7: GEOG10001 - W7L2

Famine in the Sahel 196873 The 19681973 Famine Drought as trigger Decreased rainfall, relative to long term reference, from ~1968 Reduced rainfall came after an unusually wet decade Peak of drought in 1973 Shrinking of riv...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Amartya Sen, Social Forces, Usufruct

Assessing Distribution Theory: Famines often take place in situations of moderate to good food availability, without any significant decline of food supply per head. - Sen 1981 Case study: Bengal Famine Sens Major Ar...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Natural Disaster, Expected Shortfall, World Food Programme

Recap: A complete distributional theory of famine would explain: - Interactions w/in the world econ - Mix of state policies - Distribution of wealth w/in countries - Allocation of wealth w/in house...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Soil Retrogression And Degradation, Sea Level Rise, Water Scarcity

Conflict and Scarcity Overarching Theme for Lectures Week 812: What can we learn from FamineScarcity theories? Centuries of research on famines food conflicts (often using scarcity). Compelling theories and explanations f...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture 5: GEOG10001 - W5L2

(Anthropogenic) Climate Change and Food Security Recap: Keys to increasing food production in China Do more to classify, protect and preserve quality arable land Manage soil degradation and pollution Improving water use an...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
GEOG10001 Lecture 1: GEOG10001 - W1L1

Introduction Since 1992 the no. of people chronically undernourished has declined by 216m people, despite an increase in pop. over the same period = decline of 20! Now there is enough food to feed the worlds population 27...

Geography
GEOG10001
Sangeetha Chandrashekeran

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