Megacities – The good and the bad

A megacity is a city or area that has more than┬áten million people, for example Shanghai, Hong Kong or Jakarta to name a few.   With that amount of people, there can be a lot of problems in megacities. Sometimes, these cities and their populations are growing so fast that the government cannot implement policies… Continue reading Megacities – The good and the bad

Dense and Sparse…what’s what?

What is density? A lot of students struggle to remember what this means. Density means the amount of people or things in a given space. ┬áDistribution then means the way that┬ásomething is shared or spread out over an area. Crowded Places = densely populated = high density. Less Crowded Places = sparsely populated = low… Continue reading Dense and Sparse…what’s what?

Why do people live in Floodplains?

A lot of people would never even consider living in a floodplain, but, despite the obvious hazard of floods, living in a floodplain can have some advantages for those that settle there. Here are some reasons why there may be settlements near floodplains. Floodplains are areas of flat land. This means that they are easy… Continue reading Why do people live in Floodplains?

Flooding and Flood Prevention

  Flooding is when a river gets more water than the river channel can hold. Therefore the river overflows. There and human and physical causes of flooding. Human Causes: Ploughing up and down slopes allows rain water to get to the river faster. Dams can burst meaning more(excess) water in river channels and flooding. If… Continue reading Flooding and Flood Prevention