Date: 14 April 2015
Assignment: SCI203 Phase 1 Lab Report
Title: Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater
Instructions: You will need to write a 1-page lab report using the scientific method to answer the following question:
If current human development does not change, will groundwater sustainability be affected?
When your lab report is complete – submit it in the classroom.
Part I: Using the time progression of industrialization and human development, fill in the data table below to help you write up your lab report.
Impact to Forest
lots of ground water
no salt water intrusion
decreased by 50 %
Decreased by 50%
ocean moved into ground water
farms are larger, but there are fewer
exceptional growth of cities and industrial development
substantial increase in housing
Decreased by 90%
Decreased by 90%
greater movement of ocean into ground water
same number of farms, but size decreased by 20 %
Industrial development decreased by 10-20 %
housing development decreased by 10-20%
Part II: Write a 1-page lab report using the following scientific method sections:
The purpose of this lab was to observe the levels of groundwater and investigate how human development is affecting the sustainability of the groundwater
As of right now if the habits of society doesn't change, sustainability of groundwater will not last. Ponce (2006) states “ The unsustainable use of groundwater stands to significantly impact a host of hydrological, ecological and other natural resources and services, including freshwater bodies, and aquatic, riparian, transitional, and ecosystems.” Industrialization on groundwater in parts of the world shouldn't be allowed. Ground water is a essential natural...