*Comenius
Multilateral School
partnership:
“Waterborne
identities”
Índex
Report on a typical student's use of water.
- Questionnaire I: Personal water consumption
- Questionnaire II: Family...
Questionnaire I: Personal water
consumption
1. How often do you wash hands during the day?
2. Are you conscious about wate...
1. How often do you wash hands during the day?
1%
40%
59%
16-18 years old
16%
84%
Adults
Never
Once or twice
3 times or mo...
2.Are you conscious about water loss in your home?
12-15 Y/O
16-18 Y/O
Adults
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
...
3. How much water do you drink per day?
1L 2L More than 2L
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
12-15 years old
16-18 years old
Adul...
4. How many times do you have a bath/a shower?
(Bath)
(Shower)
(Bath)
(Shower)
Adults (Bath or shower)
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
...
Considering the results of the questionnaire, in the section of personal
water consumption, generally, people consume almo...
1. Do you have a water filtration system at home?
2. Does your washing machine have a programme for
saving water?
3. How m...
1. Do you have a water filtration system at home?
ADULTS
16-18 Y/O
12-15 Y/O
0 20 40 60 80 100
They don't know
No, they ha...
2. Does your washing machine have a programme for saving
water?
41%
21%
38%
12-15 Y/O
They have
They don't
have
They don't...
3. How much does your family pay for water per year?
100 €
100-200€
200-300€
300-400€
More than 400€
0.00%
5.00%
10.00%
15...
Conclusions Questionnaire II
As we’ve seen before, most of the surveyed people have a water filtration
system at home and ...
Questionnaire III: Knowledge on water
consumption
1. What is more water consuming, a bath or a shower?
2. How long could y...
1. What is more water consuming, a bath or a shower?
12-15 Y/O 16-18 Y/O Adults
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100...
2. How long could you survive without water?
Generally we can survive 3 days without water, but it depends on each person'...
3.Why do you have to pay much for water?
We have to pay that much
for water because of the
costs of purification,
extracti...
4.Why does tap water have different tastes in different regions?
The reasons why water has
different tastes in different
r...
5. Reasons why we should save water
50% 50%
12-15 years old
31%
69%
16-18 years old
They
know
They
don't
know
82%
18%
Adul...
6. Possibilities to reduce water consumption
53%
47%
12-15 years old
31%
69%
16-18 years old
They
know
They
don't
know
82%...
According the results, the youngest people surveyed and adults are the
ones who know the most about water consumption. For...
Millions of people all around the world are affected
by the lack of water. Therefore we need to change
our practices and a...
On a large scale, government should intervene
and look for new technologies to conserve
and store water. It would be great...
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  1. 1. *Comenius Multilateral School partnership: “Waterborne identities”
  2. 2. Índex Report on a typical student's use of water. - Questionnaire I: Personal water consumption - Questionnaire II: Family water consumption - Questionnaire III: Knowledge on water consumption Reflecting on the use of water. Survey's conclusions. Suggesting changes for dealing with water in the future.
  3. 3. Questionnaire I: Personal water consumption 1. How often do you wash hands during the day? 2. Are you conscious about water loss in your home? 3. How much water do you drink per day? 4. How many times do you have a bath/a shower?
  4. 4. 1. How often do you wash hands during the day? 1% 40% 59% 16-18 years old 16% 84% Adults Never Once or twice 3 times or more 2% 30% 68% 12-15 years old
  5. 5. 2.Are you conscious about water loss in your home? 12-15 Y/O 16-18 Y/O Adults 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% No Yes Most of the people are conscious about water loss in their house, so they turn off the tap and pay attention when it's dripping.
  6. 6. 3. How much water do you drink per day? 1L 2L More than 2L 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 12-15 years old 16-18 years old Adults 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2 Average
  7. 7. 4. How many times do you have a bath/a shower? (Bath) (Shower) (Bath) (Shower) Adults (Bath or shower) 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 0.7 0.02 0.7 0.05 0.28 0.22 0.18 0.24 0.23 0.02 0.69 0.13 0.65 0.58 0.07 0.06 0.19 more than 7 times 5-7 times 1-4 times 0 times 16-18 Y/O12-15 Y/O
  8. 8. Considering the results of the questionnaire, in the section of personal water consumption, generally, people consume almost the same range of water. But over the years, even adults are more conscious of the bad effects of wasting water, as older we get we need more water for personal use. So that’s why students between 16 and 18 years old and adults are the ones who use more water for personal consumption. Conclusions Questionnaire I
  9. 9. 1. Do you have a water filtration system at home? 2. Does your washing machine have a programme for saving water? 3. How much does your family pay for water per year? Questionnaire II: Family water consumption
  10. 10. 1. Do you have a water filtration system at home? ADULTS 16-18 Y/O 12-15 Y/O 0 20 40 60 80 100 They don't know No, they haven't Yes, they have
  11. 11. 2. Does your washing machine have a programme for saving water? 41% 21% 38% 12-15 Y/O They have They don't have They don't know 28% 19% 53% 16 -18 Y/O They have They don't have They don't know 38% 13% 49% ADULTS They have They don't have They don't know
  12. 12. 3. How much does your family pay for water per year? 100 € 100-200€ 200-300€ 300-400€ More than 400€ 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% As we can see, approximately the 65% of families pay between 100 and 300€ for water, and the average of how much all they pay is around 250€ per year. *We have only considered the answers of adults, because teenagers don’t know it.
  13. 13. Conclusions Questionnaire II As we’ve seen before, most of the surveyed people have a water filtration system at home and their washing machine have a programme for saving water. Paying an average of 250€ per year of water (meaning 20€ aprox. per month) is not that much and it means people take care not to waste water at home.
  14. 14. Questionnaire III: Knowledge on water consumption 1. What is more water consuming, a bath or a shower? 2. How long could you survive without water? 3. Why do you have to pay much for water? 4. Why does tap water have different tastes in different regions? 5. Reasons why we should save water. 6. Possibilities to reduce water consumption 7.
  15. 15. 1. What is more water consuming, a bath or a shower? 12-15 Y/O 16-18 Y/O Adults 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Shower Bath It depends on the time that the water runs (which is determined by who is having a bath or a shower), but generally a bath is more water consuming, so most of people have answered right.
  16. 16. 2. How long could you survive without water? Generally we can survive 3 days without water, but it depends on each person's body condition.As we can see, not too many people know that: only around 50% of people come near the right answer. ADULTS 16-18 Y/O 12-15 Y/O 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 0.16 0.24 0.28 0.05 0.17 0.23 0.57 0.24 0.36 0.22 0.1 0.13 0.25 One day Two days Three days More than three days They don't know
  17. 17. 3.Why do you have to pay much for water? We have to pay that much for water because of the costs of purification, extraction, transmission, distribution and other costs needed to make water able to be drunk.Taxes are also a reason why we pay that much for it. * These results are done considering the meaning of the reasons in the answers. ADULTS 16-18 Y/O 12-15 Y/O 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 0.72 0.3 0.8 0.28 0.7 0.2 They know They don't know
  18. 18. 4.Why does tap water have different tastes in different regions? The reasons why water has different tastes in different regions are because of its origin (rivers, canals, etc), its type and concentration of salts and also because of the chemical treatment given to water in each location. * These results are done considering the meaning of the reasons in the answers. 12-15 Y/O ADULTS 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% They don't know They know
  19. 19. 5. Reasons why we should save water 50% 50% 12-15 years old 31% 69% 16-18 years old They know They don't know 82% 18% Adults According the results of the surveys, saving water normally reduces energy use and costs of pumping and distributing water. It helps the environment and maintains better conditions for millions of humans and creatures in the world. Saving water wisely, can also save a lot of money. * These results are done considering the meaning and number of reasons in the answers.
  20. 20. 6. Possibilities to reduce water consumption 53% 47% 12-15 years old 31% 69% 16-18 years old They know They don't know 82% 18% Adults A few great possibilities we found in the surveys: - Have a short shower instead of a bath - Have a full load when you wash our clothes - Fill the dishwasher before putting it on and use the eco setting - Put a save-a-flush in your cistern - it will save one liter of water per flush. - Purchase water efficient appliances - Install a water butt to collect rainwater, and use it to water your garden or wash your car.
  21. 21. According the results, the youngest people surveyed and adults are the ones who know the most about water consumption. For unknown reasons, students between 16 and 18 years old have the poorest knowledge on why we have to pay that much for water, why tap water have different tastes in each region or why we should save water. But as an average of this section, taking into account all the people surveyed, 65% of the people have answered right. Conclusions Questionnaire III
  22. 22. Millions of people all around the world are affected by the lack of water. Therefore we need to change our practices and attitudes to conserve it in our future. Improving our education related to water models consumption and lifestyle would be the best start to avoid the waste of water. If we all try not to waste water in our home, garden, car or personal use, water’s situation would gently change for the good over time. If we start having a short shower instead of a bath, try not to make taps drip, install water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators, don't run the hose while washing the car, install a water butt to collect rainwater, and use it to water your garden or wash your car, etc. we’ll together be able to make the world so much better. Suggesting changes for dealing with water in the future.
  23. 23. On a large scale, government should intervene and look for new technologies to conserve and store water. It would be great to reuse wastewater, improve irrigation and farming practices and fight against the environment. All these changes, with the help of a strong will by all of us, would definitely avoid serious problems in our future. So why don’t we try to make a change? Suggesting changes for dealing with water in the future. Small changes are the ones which make huge differences.

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