by Marsha Rakestraw

Many of us take for granted washing our hands, using flush toilets, getting a drink of clean water, and having water on demand whatever we want.

But nearly 1 billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water.

In the U.S., the average person uses more than 300 gallons of water/day. In Mozambique, that number is a little over a single gallon/day.

World Water Day, celebrated each year on March 22, calls attention to just how vital water is for every living being on earth.

But exploring issues related to water, and taking positive action to solve water challenges for people, nonhuman animals, and the earth, must be a year-round endeavor.

We’ve created a new global issues guide on our Pinterest page with resources for teaching and learning about water issues. Check it out.

What resources would you add?