The Global Water Crisis - Issues from around the world

BBC News - The water debate -

Google News - The latest water news - - A global crisis -

Water is a human right - commentary -

Courier Gazette - Trouble In Texas -

Reuters - Clashes over water -

Hindustan Times - Water harvesting mandate in Rajasthan -

Pensacola News - Florida interstate water wars looming -

NZ Herald - China's longest river "cancerous" with pollution  - - Water issues with the Pascua-Lama mining operation in Chile

BBC News - Water in Iraq - site offers plenty of useful tips - - Report about Iranian water supplies -

SABC News - The squeeze is on in South Africa -

Lexington Herald Reader - Water ownership battles in the USA -

BBC News - Water shortage in Sydney -

Energy Bulletin - Water in Africa -

BBC News - Court battle looming in Tanzania - - Report on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe water crisis -

L.A. Times - TCE in US water -

VOA - Finding solutions in India -

BBC News - Recycling water ideas for England -

World Wildlife Foundation - Himalayan glaciers shrinking -

China Daily - Water Forecast for China -

American Water - home page -

BBC News - the water crisis -




CSIS / Global Strategy Institute - global water futures -

Desert Research Institute - Nevada research campus -

Environmental News Network

Friends of the Earth Middle East - grassroots environmental organization -

Public Citizen - nonprofit consumer advocacy organization -

RWE Thames Water -

Sandia National Laboratories -

The Pacific Institute - nonpartisan think-tank's home page -

United Nations Environment / Water Programme -

Voice Of America / Water For Life Special Report -

WaterAid America - home page -

WaterConserve Water News -

World Water - information web site about water -




Senator Paul Simon Water For The Poor Act Of 2005 (pdf file) -

NRRI - The 2nd National Drinking Water Symposium (pdf file) -

Running Dry - press kit (pdf file) -

C-SPAN - Interview with Jim Thebaut (DVD / VHS) -

Rainwater harvesting in Africa -

Water conservation eco-resource -

The materials on this page are designed for educators who want to continue the “Running Dry” discussion in the classroom.  There are currently two topics covered in the teacher curriculum, but two additional topics will be forthcoming shortly.

Click on the links below to access the appropriate PDF files.

Colorado River Basin
Explore and debate the environmental and political issues of the Colorado River Basin.

Key California Content Standards Linkages (Grades 5-12)

Activity 1 – Water, Water Everywhere, Or Is It?
Activity 2 – The Basin
Activity 3 – Salinity
Activity 4 – The Law of the River Game
Activity 5 – The Delta

Water Related Health Issues
Analyze your water usage, the global impacts of water issues and other water quality related topics.

Key Linkages to California’s Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI)

Pre-Screening Activity 1 – Personal Water Usage Realization
Pre-Screening Activity 2 – Global Water Usage Realization

Post Screening Activity 1 – Quantity vs. Quality
Post Screening Activity 2 – Quantity of Water
Post Screening Activity 3 – Water Quality
Post Screening Activity 4 – Hope for the Future