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OUR WATER, OUR LIFE

Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)

Our planet of water
We are all living on this planet, Earth. Do you see the blue part? That's all water. See, almost 3/4 of our planet is covered by water. That is why Earth is often called "the planet of water."

But 98% of water is sea water and it's too salty for us to use. Moreover, since most of this remaining 2% freshwater is ice, less than 0.3% of water on Earth is directly available to us. But our precious water is getting dirty. Now, let's see how much our life depends on water and how we can keep our water clean and safe.

Water - part of us Human beings, animals and plants, all living creatures on Earth need water to live and grow. We all take water. Do you know that around 65% of our body is made out of water?

How much water is in our body?

Human

Buffalo

Fish

Chicken

Banana

Water - Essential to our daily life Water is essential to our daily life in many ways. This is our village. Let's see what we are doing....

Jai is farming.

Leela is watering the vegetable garden.

Lin is drawing water.

Jai's father is drinking boiled water.

Lita is fetching water.

Tin is fishing.

Ana and Pon are swimming. Buffalo are bathing.

Mina is washing clothes.

Water is used in many ways such as for agriculture and household use. How many ways do you see? Can you think of any other ways?

Min is bathing.

What's making water dirty?
We saw how much we depend on water in our daily life. On the other hand, we unconsciously cause a lot of damage to the water every day. The amount of pollutants each person puts in the water may be small. Yet if everyone does the same, every day, soon there will be no clean safe water left.

Here are some examples of water pollution. Let's see how our precious water becomes dirtier every day.

Using chemical detergent and not having proper waste water management

Throwing garbage into the river

Human and animal wastes near the well

Spraying chemical...

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