AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Learning Objectives Chapter 14
1. Describe the role of groundwater in supplying fresh water. Assess the USA’s current use of
groundwater: is it sustainable use?
2. List four causes of water shortages.
3. Explain the pros and cons of large-scale water transfers. Does this type of exchange occur in
North Carolina? (internet search keyword…interbasin transfer)
4. Describe the problems associated with overdrawing from groundwater resources. North
Carolina is experiencing groundwater withdrawal restrictions. How does this affect New Bern’s
water supply? What other water resources can coastal NC towns use?
5. What are some of the ways to move the USA to more sustainable and efficient water usage?