It’s no secret that the Earth’s clean water resources are shrinking rapidly. Pollution, waste, drought — all play a role in draining our supplies of potable H20.
There are, of course, many ways we can conserve water. The trouble is, it’s often hard to convince people that water is a finite resource. As long as you can turn on the tap and have safe, drinkable water flowing out, it’s hard to believe that the world is in any danger of running out of one of the building blocks of life.
That’s why we at LCA believe it’s important to educate people about things like conservation and source-water protection.
One of the best places to start that education is with our children. There are a number of great resources on the Web, so we thought we’d put together a short list to help you get started. Whether you’re a teacher, home-schooler, parent or caregiver, there’s something here to help. And who knows — you might learn a thing or two yourself!
Project WET is a water education site designed for teachers — but it’s easy for anyone to use.
The EPA has a page with links to games and instructions for educational water activities
Water Use It Wisely has tips and games for kids and teachers
The Alliance for Water Efficiency has a number of projects and worksheets
The Water Education Foundation includes educational articles, links and more
National Geographic has a handy Water Footprint Calculator to figure out just how much water you use.