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Library eBooks on Water

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Library eResource - Britannica School

Books from the Library

Below is a selection of books on Water. Browse the Non Fiction shelves for others at call numbers:

333.91 -- Water as a natural resource

363.7 - 363.7394 -- Environmental problems (includes those relating to water)

553.7 -- Water (Earth science)

 

Water around the world 2017. ClickView video. Duration: 15 min. 

This program examines rising global water demand and some of the serious issues with inadequate and/or contaminated water supplies, and includes a range of water management case studies from various parts of the world.

The uses of water: Three realities 2014. ClickView video. Duration: 2 min. 

The stories of three children on three different continents illustrate how water responsibility affects everyday lives and individual and social wellbeing.

Water Scarcity

UNFAO 2018. FAO Innovative Approach to Resolve Land and Water Conflict in Yemen (subtitled). Online video, August 29, 2018. Duration: 5 min.

This video is a link from the above article. You can see the severity of the water scarcity in the region and the difficulties in managing the water amid tribal conflict. 

Water and the UN's Sustainable Development Goal

Clean water and sanitation graphic

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

is Goal 6 of the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals to transform the world.

UN-Water 2018. SDG 6: Ambitious, but not rocket science. Online video, June 29. Duration: 3 min. 

People's Connections to Water

Water Corporation [Western Australia] 2019. Walk with the Waugal. Online video, 31 December 2019. Duration: 8 min. 

The Waugal is a snake or rainbow serpent recognised by Noongar people as the giver of life who maintains all fresh water sources. This video illustrates the importance of these bodies of water to the Noongar people. 

Overhead image of Ganges River

Part of the Ganges River