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World Water Day

March 22, 2022

They state that "The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment."

According to the UN World Water day website, "...as the global population grows, so does the demand for water, which depletes natural resources and damages the environment in many places.

Fighting climate change will open up vast opportunities for the economy in many areas. We need to embrace circular production systems and use water much more efficiently. Climate change can feel scary and daunting. But there is one simple step you can take immediately that will make a big difference: don't waste water."

For further information, see World Water Day. For resources related to World Water Day 2021, go to  World Water Day 2021. For World Water Day 2020 facts visit UN Water.

  • “How Much Water Do You Eat?" Find out how much water is used in the preparation of various foods at The Water We Eat.
  • Discuss the importance of drinking water and include the new Canada Food Guide which says, “Make water your drink of choice.” See Canada Food Guide.
  • Discuss the benefits of reusable water containers.
  • Explore the issue of contaminated water and what happens when you drink it. Issues could include boil water advisories in First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit (FNMI) communities and the Walkerton water treatment tragedy of 2000.
  • Review or visit a water treatment plant and explore how clean water is made.
  • Do a lesson on scarcity of water and the importance of the Great Lakes.
  • Compare our water system with that of FNMI communities or other countries where water is scarce.
  • Make a mind map of the uses of water or how to reuse waste water. Find a WebQuest that your students can participate in regarding the sustainability of water and the environment.
  • Undertake a social justice action to raise funds for wells in developing countries. See Sopar-Balavikasa.
  • Explore how women are impacted by water scarcity and issues. View Water is a Women’s Issue.
  • The Wellington Water Watchers campaign is working to protect Ontario's waters. Watch their video here.