ERIC Number: ED401091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
A Primer on Fresh Water: The Environmental Citizenship Series.
Environment Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Water is the lifeblood of the environment as no organisms can survive without it. This reference booklet is designed to help people make environmentally responsible decisions. The primer is targeted at the general public (grade 8 to post-secondary) to be used by educators, communities and organizations as well as individuals, as part of a learning campaign to help Canadians improve their understanding of the environment. Formatted as questions and answers, the booklet focuses on different aspects of water. These aspects include its physical characteristics, its availability both above and below ground, the uses people make of it, and how water is shared and managed. The primer contains some practical advice on how individuals can conserve water as a natural resource. Chapters are also devoted to ecosystems, facts about water in Canada, and water facts about the Great Lakes. A selected glossary provides definitions to terms. (AIM)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Foreign Countries, Groundwater, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Water, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Water Resources, Wetlands
Environment Canada, Water Awareness, Water Issues Branch, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H3 Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environment Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada