What is it? <ul><li>It has the power to form community - and the power to start a war </li></ul><ul><li>For many it costs next to nothing – still they spend billions to buy it </li></ul><ul><li>It determines the way we live - without most people even noticing it </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve shared it with ancient dinosaurs - and it will be here long after we’re gone </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 6 people don’t have enough of it – others use it like no one else needs it </li></ul><ul><li>We search for it on distant planets - while we waste it here on our own </li></ul><ul><li>It gives life – it can take life – you might even say it is life itself </li></ul><ul><li>Some argue it is a basic human right – others sell it for huge sums of money </li></ul><ul><li>Some walk hours for just a little – others simply reach out for more than they need </li></ul><ul><li>It is the basis of all life – yet we fail to respect it </li></ul>
Global water issues <ul><li>More than 1 in 6 people in the world remain without access to safe drinking water. Over one-third of the world's population has no access to sanitation facilities. In developing countries, about 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions. 1 out of every 4 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease. </li></ul>
There’s a real problem of access to clean water in many parts of the world
With some expert guidance local villagers can dig these wells and lay pipelines themselves – costing a fraction of what the large dam schemes cost and nobody is displaced from the land!
Task <ul><li>Complete a well planned and informative flyer, suitable for circulation around the school, to show your understanding of the problems of water in India and how they are being dealt with. </li></ul>
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