Online Education Resources SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Published June 9th, 2020


Water is life yet access to clean water remains a privilege as many across Canada and around the world do not have access to clean water and sanitation. 

See how availability to clean water and sanitation is crucial to our survival when you explore SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation 

Check out Earth School! From the creators of Ted Talks comes Earth School, which consists of 30 days of nature-focused content and environmental adventures for learners of all ages. Each Quest includes a discovery video and quiz, combined with a series of engaging learning resources — all curated by environmental experts.

Oxfam Water Week for Schools provides opportunities for young people to learn and think critically about water issues, before taking informed and meaningful action.

Use the World’s Largest Lesson on Clean Water for All. By the end of the lesson your learner should be able to define water pollution, state some of the causes of water pollution, and describe the global inequality of access to clean water.

Try this experiment from National Geographic with your learner to demonstrate the consequences of water pollution on birds. Your learner will view an image of an oil spill and you will discuss the necessity and process of cleaning birds.

For older learners, spend the day learning about the water sanitization process and the environmental and human health consequences of the treatment process through the Safe Drinking Water Foundation’s Operation Community Water Footprint Activity. Scientific and interesting!