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1 Water for the World Welcome to the Engineers Without Borders presentation of…

2 “Water will become the dominant global issue this century, and the availability of its supply could threaten the world’s social stability” - Anna Tibaijuka, head of the United Nations HABITAT agency

3 A Quiz on Water 1.How much of the human body is made up of water? a)20% b)50% c)70% d)85%

4 A Quiz on Water 1.How much of the human body is made up of water? a)20% b)50% c)70% d)85%

5 A Quiz on Water 2. How many people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water? a)100 million (about 1 in 60 people) b)500 million (about 1 in 12 people) c)1.1 billion (about 1 in 6 people) d)3 billion (about 1 in 2 people)

6 A Quiz on Water 2. How many people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water? a)100 million (about 1 in 60 people) b)500 million (about 1 in 12 people) c)1.1 billion (about 1 in 6 people) d)3 billion (about 1 in 2 people)

7 A Quiz on Water 3. How many people die every day from diseases related to bad water? a)100 – 1,000 b)1,000 – 10,000 c)10,000 – 100,000 d)100,000 or more

8 A Quiz on Water 3. How many people die every day from diseases related to bad water? a)100 – 1,000 b)1,000 – 10,000 c)10,000 – 100,000 d)100,000 or more

9 A Quiz on Water 4.What volume of untreated sewage gets dumped into Canada’s water resources each year? a)1 hundred litres b)1 thousand litres c)1 million litres d)1 trillion litres

10 A Quiz on Water 4.What volume of untreated sewage gets dumped into Canada’s water resources each year? a)1 hundred litres b)1 thousand litres c)1 million litres d)1 trillion litres

11 A Quiz on Water 5.How many people in world live off less than $1/day? a)1 million b)12 million c)120 million d)1.2 billion

12 A Quiz on Water 5.How many people in world live off less than $1/day? a)1 million b)12 million c)120 million d)1.2 billion

13 A Quiz on Water 6.What percentage of the Earth’s water is available for drinking water? a)Less than 1 % b)5 % c)10 % d)20 %

14 A Quiz on Water 6.What percentage of the Earth’s water is available for drinking water? a)Less than 1 % b)5 % c)10 % d)20 %

15 Drinkable Water in the World

16 Canadian Water Issues  Walkerton, Ontario  2000 people got sick and 7 died  Water supply contaminated by E.coli bacteria

17 World Access to Water Percentage of Population 22 to to 5353 to 6969 to 8484 to 100

18 Dwindling Water Supply

19 Contaminants in Drinking Water  micro organisms (such as cholera bacteria shown here)  dissolved chemicals (oil and other chemicals that seep in through the water cycle process)  particulates

20 Canadian Cities

21 Source Water Women and children carry water from the well Contaminated water is then utilized Developing Communities

22 An important water treatment step… Filtration! Water Filter Activity  In groups, design a water filter  Come and get supplies  You have 20 minutes

23 ActivityReal World Different amounts of money per group Illegible instructions Resourcefulness of groups with little money Collaboration between countries Patronizing attitudes, charity Based on actual country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Based on actual country’s illiteracy rate Lack of education and access to information People in poorer countries have their own coping mechanisms Richer countries formed the G8 and OECD Poorer countries formed the Group of 24 Goes with power, as long as it does not compromise own people’s demands How does the activity relate to the real world?

24 Illegible instructions?

25 How does EWB help overseas?  Water access for communities  Sanitation – latrines  Hygiene education

26  Be a global citizen  Learn how YOUR actions affect other people around the world!  Take actions that make a positive difference!  Inspire others How can you help?

27 Ryan’s Well  Started when he was 6 years old  Raises money to help communities gain access to clean water  Has raised over $1,000,000!

28 A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN: “What kind of world do you want to live in, and what will it take to get there?” JUNIOR INTERMEDIATE SENIOR Grades 6, 7 & 8 Video entry Grades 9, 10 & 11 Photo Essay entry Grade 12 Essay entry CONTEST CLOSES APRIL 30 th 2009 Prizes include a $1500 scholarship and MEC gear Prizes include a personalized video from a volunteer based in Africa, and MEC gear Prizes include a class visit from a volunteer based in Africa, and MEC gear


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