Water: Useful links

Water Pollution

This link provides facts on what causes water pollution, and the effects of water pollution, such as how more people die from unsafe drinking water each year than from any form of violence, as well as ways that we may be contributing to the problem at home.

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Save water when travelling!

Bella, a girl attending Baker County Social Club suggested this website!  Thanks! Water conservation has always been an important part of our role in society. While water is a renewable resource, we must be careful with the amounts that we use on a daily basis because water is not a sustainable resource. Many people are conscious of the ways in which they use water at home, but what about when they travel? Most of the time, people who are traveling on a family vacation or similar types of getaways tend to forget about the realities of everyday life and waste food, water, and electricity during their time away. A vacation day should be treated just like every other day when it comes to conservation, particularly of water.

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Saving Water, Saving Money and Saving the Earth – Water Conservation Guide

Fresh water is a limited resource and while 70% of the Earth is covered in water, only 2% of it is fresh water.  As fresh water becomes scarcer, it will not only become more difficult to get fresh, clean water, but it will also become more expensive.  Conserving water is a great way to reduce costs while doing something positive for the environment and future generations.

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Grey water reuse suggestions for the house and yard

Using grey water for many of the water needs in a home or garden that don’t require potable water can help reduce stresses on water supplies, lower home water usage and costs, and support a thriving landscape.

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Water in Malta – Documentary

Water – the source of life. In Malta, water is a scarce resource. Consumerism and short-sighted policies are driving us to dangerous levels. It’s time we took action; before it is too late. This documentary which is just under 13 minutes long is in Maltese with English subtitles. This video was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this audiovisual production are the sole responsibility of KOPIN and its project partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. This documentary is offered free of charge for education purposes. It may not be edited and must be shown in its entirety. For any other use, prior clearance must be obtained from KOPIN and Mediacoop Ltd.

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Water Conservation & the Possibilities – various links, games and information

A couple of kids attending the Brenham Community Center in Texas suggested adding this link to our resource section after using our same section for a project they were working on. Thanks to Brenham Community Center for their input!

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Water Conservation at Home… and lots more

What if you wanted a glass of water one morning and all of the water was gone? What would you do? Our water is an important natural resource that is steadily being used up… This page actually provides more information about water conservation plus quite a few other links and a number of games too!

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Water Explorer

Water Explorer is a fun, inspiring and educational programme that empowers thousands of students across the world to lead joint action on water issues for their schools and communities.

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Consumer Classroom – also in Maltese…

Consumer Classroom is a new collaborative website for teachers about consumer education. It provides free, high quality resources for teachers along with interactive and collaborative tools to help teachers prepare lesson plans to share with students and other teachers from across the EU. Sign Up now on www.ConsumerClassroom.eu

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Presentation about Water Conservation – compliments: Catch the Drop Campaign

This presentation was prepared and shared by Catch The Drop Campaign within the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs.  Slides include information about the following topics: Water use Saving water Why should we conserve water? Ideas to save water Water usage habits Facts about water (Did you know?) Global water shortage Water scarcity Water as a raw material Saving water without buying new appliances Reusing water Why we should not waste water

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The Earth Dog Story – Earth Dog returns to Save the Environment

The Earth Dog Story, first published in 1992, returns as an app in iTunes and an eBook as part of the U.S. Department of Energy environmental outreach program with Weekly Reader. Earth Dog is a superhero who teaches kids about taking care of the environment.

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Save Our Water website

A website packed with information – how to get real about water. Ways and means to save water, how to build a water wise garden, fun ways for children to save water, and loads of water wise games.

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Saving Water Outdoors and Indoors

Water is essential to each of us every day. But it’s a limited resource, so we all need to rethink the way we use water on a daily basis, indoors and outdoors. There are lots of ways to save water, but reducing the water you use outdoors can make the biggest difference of all. By making a few easy changes to the way we use water outside our homes — like watering lawns only when needed, adjusting sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks and using a broom instead of a hose — you can save a significant amount of water every day. This website is managed by the Russian River County Water District. This is a public water system established under the Water Code of the State of California. It provides fresh, safe, high-quality water for both domestic use and fire protection to just over 1,200 Forestville households nestled along the Russian River in western Sonoma County, California.

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Take 2: The Student’s Point of View

The Take2 Youth Media Program takes advantage of today’s youthful fascination with technology to motivate active learning in environmental science, English, and media literacy. Working individually or collaborating in teams, students create short documentaries or public service announcements that are designed to inform, entertain, or advocate on issues illustrated by the footage provided.

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Catch the Drop Campaign – HSBC Water Programme and Ministry of Energy and Health

Without water, there would be no life on our planet. It is a basic requirement for all life. Yet water supplies are facing increasing demands from users. It has become a limited and vulnerable resource which is vital to protect.

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EkoSkola f’Tagħna t-Tfal – Jannar 2012

Rain water. Where does it go? Is it collected in reservoirs or valleys? Or does it run of to the sea? This story is aimed to raise the children’s curiosity about all this. How can we collect rain water?

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Games Page on the United States Environmental Protection Agency

This webpage contains links to loads of games, videos and quizzes related to the environment, energy, water, mystery solving, science, recycling, waste and much more…

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Water On the Table

Water On The Table features Maude Barlow, who is considered an “international water-warrior” for her crusade to have water declared a human right. The film asks the question: is water a commercial good like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or, is water a human right, like air? The camera shadows her life on the road in Canada — including an eye-opening visit to Alberta’s tar sands — and the United States over the course of a year as she serves as the UN Senior Advisor on Water to Fr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations.  

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HSBC Climate Initiative Newsletter 4

This month’s issue is all about water: what kinds of water there are, availability of fresh water, where does our tap water come from, effects of climate change on water, and hints about what we can do to consume less water.

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Eko-Kif? – Dokumentarju ta’ Kulleġġ Sta Tereza, Skola Primarja Sta Venera

EkoKif? is a 19 minute plus documentary produced in Mlatese by the students of St Theresa College of St Venera about the importance of an ECO-Friendly Life with the students themselves proposing  ways to reduce electricity and water consumption.  

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The story of stuff

Where do things we buy come from? How are they produced? Where do they go when we throw them away? That’s the story of stuff… Also there’s the story of bottled water, the story of electronics and the story of cosmetics…

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Energy and water saving tips short video in Maltese

Want to know more on how to save electricity and water at home ? A video just under 8 minutes where two children tell their mother what they learnt from school about how to avoid wasting energy and water at home.  

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Let’s Go Green Kids

Inspiring Young minds to go green through Music, Fun and Laughter. Various songs available: Album: Lets Go Green Kids Let’s Go Green Always Be That Way Recycle It Squeaky Clean Use It Again Tin Can Can Solar Shuffle The Wind Is Our Friend We Love the Water

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