Water Basics, Challenge 3: WHO Can Map This?

Safe clean water is a critical resource for a healthy human population in the 21st century.  However, water is distributed unevenly around the planet and within Texas as a consequence of Earth processes, including geologic processes, and ocean and atmospheric circulation, which together drive weather and climate.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is updating its Global Health Atlas and you have been asked to create five maps.  Three of the five maps you create must show the worldwide distribution of water, the distribution of water in Texas, and the distribution of water for the part of Texas  (region) where you live.  Another map must show the precipitation patterns in Texas.  The fifth map must show the physiography of Texas and contain a table listing the different provinces with corresponding descriptions of the terrain shaped by geological processes and how this terrain influences the distribution of water in that province.  Click on the image below to see larger map in detail.