Water is a crucial aspect of our lives. We use it not just for drinking and washing but also for industry, agriculture and making almost any kind of product, from hamburgers and tin cans to newspapers and cars. Our demand for water has grown to the point that the natural water cycle can no longer keep up. Pollution – mainly caused by sewage leaks, chemical discharges and agricultural runoff – has made clean water a rare and valuable commodity.
Water can become a fascinating topic for pupils. By research and investigation pupils will realise the importance of water and what it really means to people and for our planet. It will also enable them to discover the true cost of water use at school and at home.
The Eco-Schools objectives in this topic area are to: