Daily Archives: February 15, 2013

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.