003 - Water, land and food

Geographic knowledge and understanding

An overview of global patterns and trends in the availability and consumption of:

• water, including embedded water in food and manufactured goods

• land/food, including changing diets in middle-income countries

Key Concepts

The location (place)  of resources helps to create powerful nations who can exert influence over others. Technology creates possibilities for resource extraction, transfer and use. The demands of the middle classes changes the process of food production.

Key Terminology

  • trend

  • pattern

  • water footprint

  • blue, green and grey water

  • virtual water

  • embedded water

  • aquifer

  • middle-income country