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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Country
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Germany
Ghana
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Jamaica
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Jordan
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Mali
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Namibia
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Niger
Panama
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Russian Federation
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Senegal
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Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Viet Nam
Zimbabwe
An outdoor learning session about the environment
#Women #Youth

Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Curriculum

How can environmental issues be addressed in California if native people are ignored? The Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California program aims to make their voices heard through education reform.

Inhabitants drink from a solar-powered water kiosk
#Africa #Women #Youth

Project Maji

The Maji project was designed to provide sustainable access to clean water in Africa.  An innovative model, in its design and management, of a solar powered water kiosk.

Inhabitants monitor the growth of pumpkin vines
#Africa #Women #Youth

Lukenya University Hydropan

In Kenya, students at Lukenya University have designed a hydropan, a water reservoir that uses cover crops to reduce water evaporation.

The team uses drones to monitor restored areas
#Women #Youth

Hydrology-LIFE-project

Hydrology-LIFE-project is working to restore the hydrological integrity of wetland habitats in Finland. With new methods to measure the impact of its actions.

Children learn about insect species inhabiting Tiny Forests
#Women #Youth

Tiny Forest

A small forest, that fits into the size of a tennis court, can help restore ecosystems. This is the Tiny Forest method!

Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe
#Women #Youth

Run4Salmon

For the Winnemem Wintu tribe that created the Run4Salmon movement, climate resilience means reconnecting to Mother Earth.

A girl holding plastic collected from the ocean
#Women #Youth

Blue Schools

“Sadly, even if we held a beach cleanup every day on every beach around the world it still wouldn’t be enough to cleanup the Ocean. Education is a vital part of a multi-pronged approach to ecological restoration.” That’s why the Ocean Blue team created Blue Schools in 2021.

Intergenerational education and transmission of knowledge between a yachaq (a wise person) and a child
#Women #Youth

Proyecto Regional Andino

Peru and Bolivia are united by a strong cultural link and a large biodiversity. Unfortunately, they are affected by the same threats: climate change, pollution and environmental destruction. The Andean Regional Project is a joint initiative to move forward together to ensure environmental sustainability for future generations.

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.

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