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The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that
grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

 Water Resources

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water-disaster
The Privatization of Water
water-and-light
Healing Waters
Read First Inrtemed Water PP
Read First Jr Water PP
Read First Primary Water PP
Thunder Trail

 Posters for Meetings

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Ten Reasons To Support the Water Campain
What's in Your Bottled Water
If Water Were Gasoline
Tap Water Poster
Water Campaign Support Poster

 Water Links

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A Water Ritual
Additional Idea Page
Bottled Water – Some FAQ from Health Canada
Get the latest on bottled water safety and related issues.
CARFLEO Water Links
Earth Day Kit
This resource was prepared by the Committee for Social Justice in 2005 and features a video (WaterCan) on water as well as a wide variety of classroom ready resources (e.g. activities, prayers, liturgies).  The video is only available on the CD, a copy of which has been sent to all schools in the ALCDSB.
Earth Day Network
Games for Children
Inside the Bottle




International Development Research Centre
Kairos World Water Day Resources and Events
Join with KAIROS and all its members in the ecumenical social justice campaign for 2005 - 2006, Water: Life Before Profit! This campaign will be fully shared with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP)
Mother Earth Water Walk
Two Anishinawbe Grandmothers, and a group of Anishinawbe Women and Men have taken action regarding the water issue by walking the perimeter of the Great Lakes.  Along with a group of Anishinabe-que and supports, they walked around Lake Superior in Spring 2003, around Lake Michigan in 2004, Lake Huron in 2005, Lake Ontario in 2006, Lake Erie in 2007, Lake Michigan in 2008, and St Lawrence River in 2009.  Their mission is to raise awareness about our water.
National Resources Defence Council
Whether it's the creek that meanders through town, the lake where we fish and swim, the majestic oceans and beaches that inspire our awe of nature, or simply the glass of water we drink, clean water is essential to our well-being. NRDC fights to safeguard drinking water, to protect, preserve and restore our oceans, rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and coastal waters, and to promote conservation and better water management in the arid western states.  See the reports from the US on bottled water at http://www.nrdc.org/water/default.asp 
Peoples World Water Forum
Polaris Institute
Our Water Progam aims to develop citizen capacities for education and action on water justice issues in communities. This includes issues like the privatization of water services, bulk water exports, water takings, water security and bottled water. Currently, a major focus of our work is on bottled water, through our Inside the Bottle campaign. Our program has developed a comprehensive report on the bottled water industry, the major corporate players, the key social, environmental and health isues at stake, along with a campaign tool kit for community-based action. We also seek to build connections through solidarity work with communities and workers all over the world to strengthen the global water justice movement and fortify our local struggles, while also working towards building social alternatives for water management.
Resources for Rethinking - World Water Day
R4R encourages students and teachers to participate in World Water Day.  Their web site will provide some useful resources as well as connecting you to some other excellent sites.
Shannen's Dream
Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation had a dream - safe and comfy schools and culturally based education for First Nations children and youth. She worked tirelessly to try to convince the federal government to give First Nations children a proper education before tragically passing away at the age of 15 years old in 2010. The site is dedicated to making her dream come true through the efforts of others.
Sierra Legal Defence Fund Releases Report Waterproof 2: Canada's Drinking Water Report Card
Sierra Legal's second investigative report into the state of drinking water in Canada [February 23, 2006]
SOPAR – The Society for Partnership
Story of Bottled Water
From the makers of the award winning "Story of Stuff" comes this new animated film on the story of bottled water.
The Water Stewards Network
The World Bank Muddies the Water in Ghana Play
Troubled Waters
United Nations Freshwater Site
Walking on Water
Subtitled "A Guide for Groups Exploring Faith and Justice", this resource from CCODP and the Diocese of London offers seven sessions on justice issues all ready to go for your classroom, workshop or retreat.  Topics include:  Circles of Influence, Sweatshops, Water, Hunger, Responses to Conflict, Spirituality and Justice.
Water Videos Produced by Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Students
This link will connect you with 10 creative videos created by Holy Cross media students in 2009.  These were entries to the ALCDSB's annual water video contest, run each year in conjuction with World Water Day.
WaterCan
World Water Council
The World Water Council was established in 1996 in response to increasing concern from the global community about world water issues. Its mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient management and use of water in all its dimensions and on an environmentally sustainable basis. The WWC has been granted special consultative status by UNESCO and ECOSOC.
World Water Day
World Water Day United Nations Site
Here is the home page for information and resources on this important international day.
 

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