|Finding out about water scarcity and the Azawak on|
the Global Water Discovery Expedition
Doing research on the internet, the high school students came up with 14 questions about the global water crisis, water scarcity conditions in the Azawak and Amman Imman's work in the region. The students designed colorful signs containing the answers. As younger students arrived, they received a booklet with the questions. As they walked along the trail, pen in hand, the students discovered the answers on signs posted along the route.
Thank you to the ESOL/SSL club advisors - Julie Desai at Kennedy HS, Katie Lazo at Blair High School and Veena Seshadri at Northwood HS - for supporting the ESOL/SSL club students in making the signs!
Here are the questions:
- Where is the Azawak valley?
- How many people live in the Azawak valley?
- Traditionally, how do people in the Azawak live?
- Why don't people in the Azawak have enough water?
- What kinds of problems are created when people can't easily get water?
- How does Amman Imman solve the water problem in the Azawak?
- What is the most common phrase you will hear in the Azawak valley?
- What other benefits do people gain by having access to water?
- How many people in the world die daily from drinking dirty water?
- How many people in the world lack access to clean water?
- What water-borne disease kills 6000 children daily all over the world?
- How much does it cost to make a well for people to get clean water?
- How long can a borehole well in the Azawak region last?
- What can YOU do to conserve water?