Yr 9 Water Assessment
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Yr 9 Water Assessment Presentation Transcript

  • 1. What is it?
    • It has the power to form community - and the power to start a war
    • For many it costs next to nothing – still they spend billions to buy it
    • It determines the way we live - without most people even noticing it
    • We’ve shared it with ancient dinosaurs - and it will be here long after we’re gone
    • 1 in 6 people don’t have enough of it – others use it like no one else needs it
    • We search for it on distant planets - while we waste it here on our own
    • It gives life – it can take life – you might even say it is life itself
    • Some argue it is a basic human right – others sell it for huge sums of money
    • Some walk hours for just a little – others simply reach out for more than they need
    • It is the basis of all life – yet we fail to respect it
  • 2. Water
  • 3. Global water issues
    • 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.
  • 4. There’s a real problem of access to clean water in many parts of the world
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  • 13. 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!
  • 14. Water is life!
  • 15. Task
    • 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.