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
Indigenous and Local Knowledge
Ocean
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Agriculture
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
Country
Country
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Niger
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Uganda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Zimbabwe
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.

10 at 10 For The Planet forum visual
#Youth

10 at 10 For The Planet

What if we all met for 10 minutes at 10am for the planet? This is exactly the idea behind the online forum 10 at 10 For The Planet, launched by Guillaume Chevallier, a teacher at the Franco-German Lycée in Freiburg.

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.

#Africa #Women #Youth

WESSA Eco-Schools programme

Eco-Schools in South Africa give students the opportunity to actively contribute to the local community with a hands-on approach designed to drive positive change.

Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve. © Roberto Pedraza Ruiz
#Women #Youth

Alliance for the Sierra Gorda

To protect the Sierra Gorda, Mexico’s green jewel, local citizens decided to join forces. Alliance for the Sierra Gorda offers a new model for social and citizen participation and entrepreneurship.

#Africa

Water for Wildlife

What began as one man’s attempt to provide water for thirsty wild animals has become a wildlife trust that implements water management strategies for harmonious human-wildlife coexistence in Kenya.

© Erwan Rogard
#Africa

CityTaps: Running water in urban areas

To help solve the problem of water scarcity, Grégoire Landel created a prepayment service bringing water to urban dwellers who do not have access to running water at home.

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