6th Grade Water Scarcity
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Internet sites that examine the issue of global water scarcity.
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The Colorado River Runs Dry

The Colorado River Runs Dry | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
Dams, irrigation and now climate change have drastically reduced the once-mighty river. Is it a sign of things to come?
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How Does Plastic in Our Waters Affect Marine Life? | 100 Days 100 Paintings

How Does Plastic in Our Waters Affect Marine Life? | 100 Days 100 Paintings | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
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Is this the way to treat the world?

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More than 24,500 chemicals found in bottled water

More than 24,500 chemicals found in bottled water | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
Bottled water has become a bit of a trend – specific brands with unique shapes that tell the world a little something about you.
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Bottle Bill Resource Guide

Bottle Bill Resource Guide | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
Information on bottle bills (beverage container deposit laws) throughout the US and around the world
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Water Contamination - How to Clean Up Our Water & Reduce Water Pollution | NRDC

Water Contamination - How to Clean Up Our Water & Reduce Water Pollution | NRDC | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
NRDC: Concerned about water pollution? NRDC provides ten simple water pollution solutions to reduce water contamination at home.
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WHO | World Health Organization

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How to solve the water scarcity problem?

Cheap resources may be over soon, and fresh water is likely to become a subject of most serious disputes between its various users. DECHEMA's Christina ...
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GLOBAL: Report finds food industry badly prepared for water scarcity | IWA Publishing

A new report from sustainable business group Ceres warns that most food companies are among the worst prepared to deal with future water scarcity.
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Community Decries Water Scarcity for Seven Years - AllAfrica.com

Community Decries Water Scarcity for Seven Years - AllAfrica.com | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
Residents of Offa Garage Community in Ilorin have cried out to the State Government to restore pipe borne water supply to the area.
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Water scarcity | International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015

Water scarcity | International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015 | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
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From the United Nations, the map serves as a great visual of the problem, particularly in Africa. There are also some important facts and statistics to look at. 

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Recycling Facts & Statistics Infographic - Harmony Enterprises

Recycling Facts & Statistics Infographic - Harmony Enterprises | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
We recycle every day without thinking much about the impact we make. We have prepared some recycling facts to show the impact we are making every day.
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Plastic Water Bottles Causing Flood of Harm to Our Environment.

Plastic Water Bottles Causing Flood of Harm to Our Environment. | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
The damage from the bottled water industry isn't just to our intelligence and our wallets; it's also to the world we live in. We're severely harming the land, air and water around us, while the rest of the world pays the price for our thoughtless over-consumption.
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Illinois Home Page

Illinois Home Page | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
Illinois American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 1.2 million people. In addition to its regulated operations, American Water provides water and wastewater contract operations to the village of Gilberts, serving an additional 4,000 people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville. Illinois American Water is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK). Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs nearly 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15.6 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada.
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Ban the Bottle | A Blog Devoted to Banning Plastic Water Bottles & Staying Hydrated

Ban the Bottle | A Blog Devoted to Banning Plastic Water Bottles & Staying Hydrated | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
BantheBottle.net is a blog devoted to banning plastic water bottles while staying hydrated. Read the latest news and articles related to bottle facts and how
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http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/bottled/bottled-water-bad-for-people-and-the-environment/

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Global Water Shortage: Water Scarcity & The Importance of Water

Global Water Shortage: Water Scarcity & The Importance of Water | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
Learn about water scarcity issues and the importance of water. Discover how you can help relieve water scarcity in developing nations.
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Water scarcity – not just a developing world issue

Take a look at our predictions regarding water scarcity in the future, & the potential implications, here: http://t.co/B8hAeMw6PF
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Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
America's biggest food production companies face a growing threat of water scarcity, according to a new report from Ceres, an environmental
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Water availability in a changing climate

Water availability in a changing climate | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
Farmers growing irrigated crops in Norfolk and Suffolk are taking positive steps to protect their businesses from future droughts - but worry
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United Nations Webcast - Kenya: Water Scarcity

United Nations Webcast - Kenya: Water Scarcity | 6th Grade Water Scarcity | Scoop.it
In Kenya, the International Atomic Energy Agency is helping farmers make the most of limited water resources. Innovative irrigation and nuclear techniques enable communities to grow stronger crops while protecting the environment.

UNIA program # 1319

Transcript (pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1319.pdf
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Watch this video about Kenya and the struggles they have with water availability.

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