Unesco Green Citizens

Hydrology

Water is the lifeline! Freshwater must be preserved and equitably distributed.

How we manage water, bond of life and fragile resource will define our success in achieving sustainable development. Access to water is critical to poverty reduction and human health, impacts gender equality, education, and all human activities. Ecosystems and biodiversity depend on water, and globally three-quarters of it is devoted to food production.

Citizens all over the world are inventing ingenious solutions to respond to increasing water challenges and to push governments to act for sustainable water management!

Learn about UNESCO’s work on water: https://en.unesco.org/themes/water-security/hydrology

Themes
Themes
Biodiversity
Education for Sustainable Development
Hydrology
Local and Indigenous Knowledge
Ocean
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
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Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
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Tunisia
Uganda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
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Zimbabwe
CMC team collecting data in the Chesapeake Bay
#Women #Youth

Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative is the first project of its kind in the United States, creating a regional network of community science/participatory science monitoring programs collecting data in a consistent way across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. To inform management and restoration decisions.

A garden in a sustainable school
#Women #Youth

TAGMA

TAGMA is building the first network of sustainable public schools in Latin America. The aim of this association? To train change agents in all sectors of society, able to build a sustainable future.

Gitanjali Rao working in the field
#Women #Youth

Tethys – an early lead detection tool

Gitanjali Rao, an American teenager, was shocked by the problem of lead contamination in water. She invented a simple lead detection solution for users.

Eco-Patrol team helping to clean garbage
#Women #Youth

Eco-patrol in the Far North of Russia

Involving communities in the far north of Russia in waste collection expeditions while taking samples for scientific research on microplastics is the particularity of the eco-patrol project.

The Instituto Juruá conservation program
#Women #Youth

Instituto Juruá

Rural communities have a central role in the conservation of biodiversity. Based on this conviction, ecologists and researchers formed Instituto Juruá for the Conservation of the Amazon.

Harvesting lemna

MicroTERRA

To help fish farmers address economic and sustainability challenges, three young women are studying lemna, an aquatic plant that cleans water and offers a new source of income.

Estaca student members of the Green Turtle project 2020/2021
#Youth

Green Turtle

To fight against ocean pollution and clean up ports, a group of students have come up with a beautiful technology inspired by nature. These engineering students have designed Green Turtle, a turtle robot that tracks plastic waste.

Instrumentation of Quebrada Dalí micro watersheds
#Youth

Lisbran, a living lab for research and education

What effects are climate variability and change having on our ecosystems? To find out, Juan Mauricio Castaño Rojas, associate professor at Colombia’s Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, set up a dedicated research centre to explore and forecast impacts on water regulation and biodiversity.

Marie Barbezieux Rousselle doing a workshop on eco-friendly habits in a local school
#Youth

Little Ecologists

How can we make children more aware of the environment while reducing feelings of “eco-anxiety” at the uncertain future we face?  For Marie Barbezieux Rousselle, the solution is a fun online and face-to-face programme for 4-10 years olds.

© Karl Schoemaker
#Africa #Women #Youth

WaterWise Ways

In South Africa’s Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve, the WaterWise Ways project has helped reduce water usage and change behaviours. How? By giving local inhabitants access to simple yet effective methods.

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