In developing countries in tropical and subtropical regions there is often a huge lack of water. Women have to walk long distances to get water from a well and carry it home. In many cases the water is not clean and contains bacteria which cause illnesses.
Water is a very valuable resource and it should be used wisely. It is even more important than fossil fuels which provide us with energy and warmth.
Write down some suggestions how we can each reduce the amount of water we use everyday. Look on the Internet for other ideas.
At the Climate and Environmental Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, the 22nd of March was declared as the Day of Water. This day is supposed to remind everybody of the importance of water.
In Northern Africa and the Arabian peninsula there are so called oases. Oases are villages which flourish in the middle of the desert. You may have seen an oasis on your holidays.
How important is water to the inhabitants of an oasis?
Write down a little essay about it.
Have a look in an encyclopedia and find out more about this topic!