Please use the following list to guide your research as you prepare for discussing the five sub themes.
World Environment Day 2003: Water: Two Billion People Are Dying for It!
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/worldenvironmentday2003/index.asp -- Great resource! Contains slideshow below, water quiz, and a good fact sheet. Content relevant for the following topics: 1) water and conflict, 2) resource management, 3) water-borne diseases, 4) irrigation
UNEP's Freshwater portal
International Year of Freshwater (2003)
http://www.wateryear2003.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1456&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html –Great resource! Has lots of information, includes several activities and suggestions how to get involved.
UNESCO links to freshwater educational resources http://www.unesco.org/water/water_links/Type_of_Organization/Educational_Training_and_Research_Institutions/--Huge list of links to various organizations and programs
Nane Annan slideshow on freshwater
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/freshwater2003/slide1_a.asp—Introductory show on water issues
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/waterquiz/waterquiz4/index.asp--How much do you already know? Some basic water facts with a quiz to assess what you learn..
World Health Day 2003: Healthy environments for children
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/worldhealthday2003/index_full.asp-- Provides thorough explanation of water-borne diseases, issues of hygiene/sanitation, clean water, pollution, etc.
World Health Organization (WHO): Water, Sanitation and Health
"Cleaner Oceans", adapted from Secondary School Kit, Unit 15 http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/bookstor/kits/english/oceans/page1.htm--background information on ocean pollution and law
World Environment Day 2004: Seas and Oceans: Dead or Alive?
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/wed2004/index.asp--Excellent resource on seas and oceans! Great slideshow filled with interesting photos and facts. Content relevant for the following topics: 1) ocean pollution, 2) economic issues, 3) biodiversity
International Coral Reef Action Network
UNEP Coral Reef Unit
UNESCO Oceanography Resources for Youth
Opportunities to get involved
Pumped Up for Peace
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/pufp/peru/about.asp-- Great example of a real life social action project that focuses on water contamination in an indigenous village located in a remote part of the Amazon rain forest. The slide show is the main source of information. It also provides an example of best practices. It would link with the following topics: river pollution, children and water as well as resource management.
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities
UNESCO Decade for Education about Sustainable Development
MDG Youth site
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/mdgs/index.html -- Especially goal number seven: to ensure environmental sustainability (one of the targets is to halve the number of people lacking access to safe water)
UNESCO 2005-2015 "International Decade for Action: Water for Life"
UNESCO’s Water Links Worldwide
UNICEF Children's World Water Forum
UNICEF's game: Water Alert!
UNICEF's Water, environment, and sanitation homepage for youth
UNICEF's Take action page
UNICEF's Water, environment, and sanitation page for adults
Every Body Counts, Every Drop Matters
A classroom resource guide, available at the UN Bookshop
GEO Data Portal -- UNEP
http://geodata.grid.unep.ch/--database of maps, graphs and data tables. Can search for “water”