Use the Water Contamination worksheet to help guide you through the WebQuest.
1. Explore the following linkPressures on freshwater ecosystems
3. Review the list of Water and sanitation related diseases. Choose one of the diseases and answer the following questions.
What is the cause of this disease?
How can this disease be avoided?
4. Why is Water Contamination a global issue?
5. View the video Water 1st Water Tour
How would your lifestyle change if you yourself lived in the community highlighted in the video?
Why do you think so many in the world still do not have access to clean water close to their homes?
6. Experience firsthand what life is like in a village where clean water is not available, and many are now ill. Begin your Peace Corps service by playing the Peace Corps Challenge - Water Contamination.
To be successful, you will need to use the information you have learned so far in this WebQuest and the input from community members you encounter in the game. Remember that in Wanuzu there are traditions and practices you are not used to. Your recommendation will need to be acceptable to community members and must be something that the village can actually do.
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7. Finally, using what you have learned about the causes of water contamination, what the effects of water contamination are abroad, and how to prevent water contamination, create a project on awareness of water contamination.
Choose one of the following formats to share information with your family and neighborhood about water contamination.
- Create a poster highlighting the important things to know about clean water
- Write a proposal advocating water protection to your town officials
- Create a program that teaches your neighbors about water contamination
- Make a public service announcement about clean water
- Write a blog about how your family is creating cleaner water, encouraging others to do the same.
Visit the Peace Corps Website and search for any water and sanitation projects that are currently underway by Peace Corps Volunteers. Develop a fundraising project to help them succeed.