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UN Water - United Nations Development Programme

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Water is a basic human need and also a human right. Explore the statistics, controversies, and issues concerning water use around the globe. Click the "Water Facts" tab to learn ...more
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Water is a basic human need and also a human right. Explore the statistics, controversies, and issues concerning water use around the globe. Click the "Water Facts" tab to learn important information about Water Ecosystems, Human Rights, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Climate Change, Quality and Waste Water, Scarcity. and more. Water and Sanitation is Sustainable Development Goal (SD) 6. Read about this goal and the UN's progress towards it.

tag(s): climate change (80), conservation (81), earth (174), earth day (62), pollution (47), resources (85), sustainability (36), water (94)

In the Classroom

Identify similarities and differences in water issues around the globe. Have cooperative learning groups create online Venn Diagrams comparing two distinct areas and their water issues. Use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram, reviewed here.

Students can choose an area or topic of interest either individually or as a group. Look at water issues that many students may not be aware of including water quality and distribution. Create a campaign to increase water awareness that may or may not coincide with world water week (or day.) Have students create a video or podcast sharing their campaigns. For podcasts, use a site such as podOmatic, reviewed here. If creating videos, use a tool like Binumi, reviewed here. Share them on a site such as TeacherTube, reviewed here.

Use these resources to determine how to help other countries in their need for clean water and how everyone can conserve.

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