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Eduqas B GCSE - Geography - Shaping The Landscape - Rivers And River Management





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 • I can give the meaning of each of these terms:Interception, transpiration, infiltration, surface run-off and throughflow.

 • I can give the meaning of each erosion term: hydraulic action, abrasion, attrition, and solution.

 • I can give the meaning of each transport term: traction, saltation, suspension, and solution.

 • I can describe the main features of each of the following river landforms:

 • V–shaped valley, waterfall, gorge, meander, ox-bow lake, floodplain, estuary.

 • I can describe the main processes that can change the shape of two river landforms.

 • I can recall three facts about one flash flood that I studied.

 • I can describe one type of hard engineering, and one type of soft engineering, used to manage rivers.

 • I can explain why water moves through one drainage basin more quickly than another because of the geology

 • I can explain why cutting down and planting trees can alter the stores/flows in a drainage basin.

 • I can explain why building towns and roads can alter the stores/flows in a drainage basin.

 • I can give two different reasons why people alter rivers.

 • I can explain why flood risk can be reduced by:

 • Building dams; changing river channels (eg dredging); and land-use zoning in towns.

 • I can compare the shape of two contrasting hydrographs and use them to identify possible reasons for the differences in discharge that I have noted.

 • I can identify a range of impacts of flooding and sort these into positive and negative; social and economic consequences.

 • I can suggest why stakeholders (different groups of people) hold different views on river management and then explain why they have these views.

 • I can evaluate social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of river management.

 • I can make connections between the impact of river management in one place and the effects of the management further downstream.

 • I can rank the effectiveness of different strategies that attempt to reduce the flood risk and evaluate them.

 • I can use evidence to demonstrate why one river management strategy is more sustainable than another.

 • I can make suggestions to reduce tension between different groups of people (stakeholders) when management decisions are controversial.