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Sustainable Development Goal 6 | Clean Water: Senior School

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] and Ethical understanding [acgc.7]

Source: UNDP Ghana (2019).

"Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition." (United Nations, n.d.

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Goal 6 | Clean water & sanitation: Leadership

Goal 16 clean water and sanitationShow LeadershipAs a global citizen how can I show leadership?
  • "Make a donation to a charity that focuses on supporting clean water and sanitation. Any donation, big or small, can make a difference!
  • Organize a clean up project for rivers and oceans. Engage your whole community to clean up a local river, seaside or an ocean.
  • 4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services. Lend your voice to talk about the lack of toilets in many communities around the world!
  • Don't overuse water. Make sure to close a tap when washing dishes, take short showers - Bathtubs require gallons more water than a 5-10 minute shower. Consider getting a water meter to be aware of your water usage.
  • Stay informed. Follow your local news and stay in touch with the Global Goals online or on social media at @TheGlobalGoals."
    (The Global Goals, n.d.)

Goal 6 | Clean water & sanitation: Articles

Goal 6 | Clean water & sanitation: eBooks

Goal 6: Clean Water | Track Progress

Use the following links to see how Australia, and the world, are tracking to meet this goal.Level 3

Future food | Water & aquaculture: Water use in agriculture

Background informationLevel 2Humans use a lot of water to grow our food. "We typically eat 500 times more water than we drink. "(Institute on the Environment, n.d.). The following image shows how much water is typically used to produce different foods. However, the amount of irrigation water consumed to produce a particular food depends greatly on where its grown. For example, a cow that eats hay watered with irrigation water uses more water than a cow eating rain fed grass. One big challenge to food system sustainability is to manage irrigation better to produce food in places where water is scarce." (Institute on the Environment, n.d.). See the following article for more details.

The information in this Institute on the Environment "We eat more water than we drink" infographic from the is sourced from the following:

  •” Choose MyPlate. n.p., n.d. Retrieved 26 Oct. 2015.
  • Mekonnen, Mesfin M., and Arjen Y. Hoekstra. “The Green, Blue and Grey Water Footprint of Crops and Derived Crop Products.” (2010): n. pag.
  • Mekonnen, Mesfin M., and Arjen Y. Hoekstra. “A Global Assessment of the Water Footprint of Farm Animal Products.” Ecosystems 15.3 (2012): 401–415.
  • Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. “NDL/FNIC Food Composition Database Home Page.” N.p., Dec. 2011. Retreived 26 Oct. 2015.
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