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World Water Day
Water is a renewable, but finite, resource and its importance is nearly immeasurable.
World Water Day is celebrated every year at the behest of the United Nations as a means of focusing international attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year's World Water Day kicks off the United Nations' International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018–2028.
The 2018 theme for World Water Day is "Nature for Water." It explores how we can use nature-based solutions, such as creating buffers of vegetation along water courses to cut down on pollution, to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
Science NetLinks offers you a variety of resources to begin a conversation about our most valuable natural resource:
- Crops 1: Where Does Food Come From? (K-2)
- Crops 2: What Crops Need To Grow (K-2)
- Food Chains (K-5)
- Cycle of Life 1: Food Chain (3-5)
- Global Breakfast (3-5)
- The Water Cycle (3-5)
- The Water Cycle at Work (3-8)
- Water Treatment Cycle (3-8)
- Ecosystem Services: Water Purification (6-8)
- Great Rivers 3: Great Rivers, Great Givers (6-8)
- Models of the Water Cycle (6-8)
- Wasted Food (6-12)
- Wastewater Drug Mapping (6-12)
- The Fish Trade (9-12)
- Rewriting the World Water Script: Defining the Freshwater Access Crisis (9-12)
- From Woodpeckers to Water: Designing Models to Ease Freshwater Access Crisis (9-12)