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W.E.S.T. Project WebQuest
Wastewater Treatment
Webquest video | webquest article
Water Use: Wastewater Treatment:Link
Gates Foundation: Water, Sanitation, Health: PDF
(some good photos, info, and graphics)
King County & Biosolids
Biosolids - a sustainable choice: Link
Biosolids Recycling Projects: Link
How biosolids are made: Link
Wastewater treatment in Nairobi, Kenya
Link
Composting Toilets
What is a composting toilet?: Link
About composting toilets: Link
Anatomy of a composting toilet: PDF
Methane Capture
A student's guide to global warming: Link
King County methane capture: Link
Combined Sewer Overflow
Webquest video | webquest article
EPA - Combined sewer overflows: Link
Water at the Crossroads: Link
New York Times
Article about CSO: Link
Graphic about CSO: Link
Department of Ecology, Washington State: Link
12000RainGardens.org: Link
River Pollution
Webquest video | webquest article
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
Main page: Link
Superfund info: Link
WorstPolluted.org Surface Water: Link
Duwamish Valley residents face health threats: Link
Port of Seattle: Link
Bottled Water Industry
Webquest video | webquest article
Frontline:Link
Mother Earth News: Link
Fox News: Link
NPR: Link
New York TimesLink
National Geographic Kids: Link
Chris Jordan: Link 1Link 2 | Link 3
Water Conservation
Webquest video | webquest article
Water sense for kids: Link
Water conservation tips around the house
Link
How Americans use water
Link
Link
Water footprints by country (plus more info!)
Link
Link
Rainwater catchment
In Washington State: Link
In Seattle: Link
In Seattle: Link
Water Scarcity
Map of global water scarcity: Link
Women and water scarcity
Link
Link
Link
10 Facts about water scarcity: Link
Water woes: Link
Sanitation
Webquest video | webquest video
Raising a stink about global sanitation: Link
Fast facts about sanitation: Link
What's a toilet worth? Link
Toilet guru - toilets of the world! Link
New Tools Emerge in Global Fight for Clean Water: Link
Common water and sanitation-related diseases: Link
Waterborne diseases factsheet
Link
Link
Climate Refugees
Webquest video | webquest article
What are climate refugees? Link
Kiribati climate refugee rejected! Link
Fleeing drought in the Horn of Africa: Link
National Geographic education: Link
What is Environmental Migration and Who are Climate Refugees: Link
Climate displacement: Link
Friends of the Earth Citizens' Guide to Climate Refugees: Link
Natural Disasters
Webquest video | webquest article
There is SO MUCH information about Haiyan and Fukushima
(and their causes/effects) that Google will be perfectly useful to you.
Conflict over Water (non-violent)
Columbia River | Colorado River
Columbia River History: Link
Needs of farmers, salmon sought with new Columbia River water deal: Link
Columbia River Facts: Link
Water treaty to be revisited (Canadian article): Link
National Geographic: Link
Northwest Hydropower and Columbia Basin River Benefits: PDF
WaterEncyclopedia: Columbia River Basin: Link
Save the Colorado River: Link
National Geographic.com: Link
WaterEncyclopedia: Colorado River Basin: Link
US, Mexico: The Decline of the Colorado River: Link
YouTube: Link
About the Colorado River Basin: Page | Map
Conflict over Water (violent)
Chronology of conflict over water - 3 formats:
List | Timeline | Map
Could water scarcity cause international conflict? Link
NPR.org: Link
HowStuffWorks.com: Link
AlJazeera.com: Link
Water Supply
Webquest video | webquest article
Nature Conservancy: Link
Follow the Flow: Seattle's Drinking Water: Link
Why Seattle's tap water is so good: Link
Seattle.gov: Link
World water quality facts and statistics: PDF
Water, sanitation and hygiene: Link
FoodAndWater.org: Link
Blue Planet Network: Link
Educational guide about drinking water: Link
Fracking
Webquest video | webquest video
BBC News
Link
ABC (Australian) Science: Link
National Wildlife Federation: Link
National Geographic: Link
New York TimesLink
Dams
Webquest image | slideshare | video
ProCon.org: Link
BBC.com: Video
FAQ on dams and dam safety: Link
Hoover Dam on History.com: Video
FEMA: Living with dams: PDF
Agriculture
Webquest video | video | article
Mother Nature Network: Link
The Problem is Clear: The Water is Filthy: Link
NPR.org: Link
California drought said putting groundwater supplies at risk: Link
California’s Drought Could Harm State’s $45 Billion Agriculture Industry: Video
Oceans Plastic Pollution HowStuffWorks: Link
Plastics in the Atlantic: Link (be sure to click all the blue links for more info!)
PBS.org: Link
BBC.com: Link
NPR.org: Link
PlasticsIndustry.org: Link
Resource page created and maintained by
Katie Hubert, CSIHS Librarian
February 2014


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