ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
Access to clean water and sanitation facilities are necessities for a healthy life today, so why do approximately 1 in 10 people lack access to safe drinking water and 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet?
Where is the crisis most severe and why?
What is the impact of lack of access to clean water?
What is the impact of the lack of access to sanitation?
What is the risk for children if they do not have access to water and sanitation?
What are the solutions to ensure safe water and sanitation for all?
Source: Global Concerns Classroom
|Your Mission - Become the “expert” on the topic! Imagine you were presenting on the floor of the UN. What would you tell them? What does the world need to know to understand why this is a global issue? Research to answer the questions above, remembering these are large open-ended questions that have many answers and details for each. And as always, remember that the answer is not a single story.|
Global Issue Overview:
Global Water Crisis Facts - Water.org (make sure you click on all 4 “Explore the Facts to Learn More” circles!!!)
Water Changes Everything - video
Case Study Country #1: INDIA
Case Study Country #2: BRAZIL
The Next Battle for Brazil - Public Sanitation - Forbes (Skip the first 3 paragraphs)
Other Resources to Consider:
Impact on health:
Impact on education: