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Seattle Public Schools will begin changing to a new website at 10 p.m., Sunday, May 31. The new site will look slightly different. Thank you for your patience during the transition. Should you experience any concerns, please email webmaster@seattleschools.org. More information can be found here: webinfo.www.seattleschools.org.
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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