Blog Tag: Water

World Water Day at DC

Posted by Peter MUIR

World Water Day is a great opportunity to learn more about water and water related issues. By learning about water, we would be able to be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World water day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an observance for water was recommended. The United Nations general assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Since then it has been held annually.

This year, for World Water Day, we Year 8 and Year 9 students will be organizing a quiz and a “Bucket Challenge” on water, to help students better understand water and water-related issues. A mystery prize will be included.

We look forward to your participation!


World Water Day

Posted by Peter MUIR

March 22 is World Water Day – a day to focus on what many people around the world take for granted, while millions of others struggle to access daily requirements – water.

The day provides an opportunity to become aware of the challenges many face around the globe due to a lack of fresh water, as well as the realization that one of our most important resources is not infinite.  An idea for students – conduct a Personal Water Audit (pages 4-8) to see how much water you use over two days (sorry – it’s from Nth America so you’ll need to convert to metric).  You might also wish to extend this to look at the amount your whole family uses at home.  Then look at ways that you could reduce your personal water footprint.  Present your findings at school.