Discussing Global Issues: Water - a right or a commodity?
Under its children’s programme, UNICEF provides various teaching and education materials. 'Discussing Global Issues: Water - a right or a commodity?’ is one of a series of succinct resources for educators to build young people’s awareness, knowledge and skills of a range of local and global issues. The pack is free to download or can be purchased from the UNICEF shop for £5.00 (www.unicef.org.uk/store/). It uses source material from Vietnam and Ghana, two countries that suffer from water polluted at source by fluoride. The booklet contains discussion material on how these countries can deal with the major challenges of access to clean water. Inside is a series of activities that could easily be incorporated into an education programme, to encourage discussion and explorations of some of the problems surrounding water use and water consumption.