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Title: World Water Monitoring Day


1
World Water Monitoring Day An Overview
Coordinated by,
2
Why WWMD?
To build public awareness and involvement in
protecting water resources around the world!
3
How?
1
Monitor water quality Share findings with others
4
Whats tested?
( and temperature, too)
5
WWMD Test Kit
Kits provided free to school
6
Reporting easy as
1
Register yourself Register your site Report
your data
7
08 Results
70 Countries!
8
Suggested Approach for XXX School
  • Who X Y Graders
  • When
  • Where

9
Show a Local map to show where the monitoring
will take place
10
and how it impacts the water systems.
Pascack Brook
Musquapsink Brook
Haworth Water Treatment Plant (United Water NJ)
11
Some Questions
  • Do we want to do this?
  • Which classes?
  • How many students?
  • What date?
  • Who wants to take the lead in planning the event?
  • Register on the web site
  • Communicate to students/parents
  • Student trip releases
  • Coordinate with XXX
  • Send report to your ITT rep.

12
Backup Material
13
Interesting Water Facts
  • 75 of the earth is covered with water, but 97
    is in the oceans.
  • 75 of the worlds fresh water is frozen in the
    polar ice caps. Only 3 of the earths water can
    be used as drinking water.
  • The average person in the United States uses 80
    to 100 gallons of water each day. During medieval
    times a person used only 5 gallons per day.
  • It takes 2 gallons to brush your teeth.
  • It takes 2 to 7 gallons to flush a toilet
  • It takes 25 to 50 gallons to take a shower.
  • It takes about 1 gallon of water to process a
    quarter pound of hamburger.
  • It takes 2,072 gallons of water to make four new
    tires.
  • About 1.2 billion gallons of potable water are
    used in New Jersey each day.
  • 87 of New Jerseys population obtains its
    drinking water from a public water system and 13
    from private residential wells.
  • Sources of water pollution include oil spills,
    fertilizer and agricultural run-off, sewage,
    storm water, and industrial waste.

14
Useful Water Links for Kids and Teachers
  • World Water Monitoring Day
  • www.worldwatermonitoringday.org
  • American Water Works Association NJ
  • www.njawwa.org/kidsweb/
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • www.epa.gov/OW/kids.html
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • water.usgs.gov/education.html
  • ITT Watermark
  • www.ittwatermark.com
  • United Water New Jersey
  • www.unitedwater.com/newjersey/education.aspx
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