In pairs, write a similar text to the one you have on your SB pg. 44.
Help us save the planet!
a water-related problem and the causes of the problem
things that will happen if we don’t take action
ways to help reduce the problem
Use the writing plan on you book (SB pg.44)
a water-related problem: managing wastewater
the causes of the problem: people throwing unsafe items or food down the drain (check the Water Impact Quiz for ideas)
a water-related problem: the Llobregat river is dirty
ways to reduce the problem: automatated trash collection wheels
a water-related problem: managing stormwater to avoid flooding
ways to reduce the problem: building a green roof / creating rain gardens
a water-related problem: lots of people around the world don’t have access to toilets
consequences of the problem: diseases & dangerous situations for women
Other ideas: people waste water, and lots of more ideas on this blog and in your dossier!
Work in pairs, use google docs and share your writing with me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s watch these videos about city solutions to water issues:
VIDEO 1 (up to 01:26)
Stormwater Management: Green Roofs and Rain Gardens from GrowNYC on Vimeo.
VIDEO 2 (up to 03:45)
link so that you can cite the source.
VIDEO 3 (up to 02:27)
When you press the flush button, your
, wee , toilet paper and water go down a pipe called a poo . sewer
The toilet flushes the wastes down the sewer pipe.
The sewer pipe from your house also collects and removes other wastes. This might be soapy water from baths and showers, or water left over from washing dishes and clothes. Together, all of these wastes are called “
The wastes from your house join those from other homes and flow into bigger sewer pipes, which take all the sewage to a place where it is treated. This place is called a
. sewage treatment plant
Sewage contains lots of germs and if people come into contact with it, it can make them very sick. The treatment also removes things that people have flushed down the toilet.
The sewage is cleaned in the treatment plant. Chemicals are added to kill as many germs as possible. Then the treated water is released into a local river or even the ocean.
I. What is the river in London called?
II. True or false?
1. It takes just 24 hours for sewage to be clean enough to return to the river every day.
2. Becton sewage works handles the sewage from 3.4 million Londoners.
3. It equates to 13 Olympic swimming pools every hour.
4. Sewage is mixed with bacteria and oxygen so that it is degraded.
5. Solids are incinerated and that provides energy.
I. Do you know who Matt Damon is?
II. Let’s play “true or false” with him.
III. What do you think this ad is about?
IV. Why do you think
open urination and defecation is different for men and for women?
V. Have a look at these Toilets Of 7 Families Around The World
What is a a
? pour-flush toilet And a
pit toilet or ? pit latrine
VI. Which do you think is the strangest / the most convenient / the cleverest / the funniest / the most amazing of these toilets?
one-way glass public toilet? The evening
Urilift which looks like a hole cover during the day? The
which includes a laptop, a gaming console, a TV, a refrigerator and even some exercise pedals? Pimped Out John The crystal
toilet? Isis The
which tells you how much weight you’ve lost while using it? Toilet Seat Scale
VII. Have a look at this slideshow on the World’s craziest toilet bowls. Which is the top craziest for you? Why?
Submit your votes for VI and VII in a comment below.
This is a Sustainable Development Goal from the United Nations
By Margaret De Heer
According to this illustration, what are some of the things we must do to make sure everyone has clean water and sanitation?