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The aim of the video is to convey a simple, urgent message. There is the same amount of water on Earth today as there was when the dinosaurs roamed. Just less than one percent of the planet's water is available to meet the daily drinking water, sanitation and food needs of nearly 7 billion people and millions of other species. Access to and consumption of that water is uneven. Local use has global consequences. The time for action is now.
Why Care About Water? would be best used as an introductory piece in any unit of study that addresses water issues. The video makes three points. Freshwater is a relatively scarce resource. Access to and use of water is uneven. We must take action to preserve this critical resource.
Once the students have an opportunity to view the video, they should identify those questions that must be addressed if they are to better understand the causes and consequences of the freshwater crisis. These questions then become the framework for their investigation. A number of related R4R resources are available to support that investigation.
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