Water Shortages

Clean freshwater is essential ingredient for a healthy human life (as up to 60%of our bodies is water) but 1.1 billion people lack access to water and 2.7 billion experience water scarcity at least one month a year. It is estimated that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may be facing water shortages. This resource explains different facts and also has images to use as a group resource pack when creating water shortage messages, captions or newspaper reports.


Water Body Facts

The brain and heart are 73% water, lungs are 83% water, skin is 64% water, the muscles and kidneys – 79%, and even the bones are watery – 31%.

Water and Us

This resource explains how important water is to our survival and the specific role is plays on different parts of our bodies.

Save Water Match

Match the different ways of saving water. Once a image has been click, a box explaining how you can save water appears. Some of the ways to save water will surprise you…

Save Water Facts

This resource is a water saving fact page. It explains over 100 way to save water. Once you hover over the square, writing appears to explain more about how you can save water.

Water Audit

A water audit for your children to see how good they are at saving water.

Water and Hygiene

This resource allows children to look at different images and think about water shortages and healthy water. This resource is about health and hygiene and gives simple explanations to accompany the pictures. A great resource for research purposes, indecently, in pairs or group work. The children could create a poster outlining the dangers of dirty water.

Case Studies

Different case studies about how water shortages affects different people during different times.