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AQUAPASS My#little#Guide##

on%my%daily%Water%Footprint%

Comune di Monza

KIDS

This% project% has% been% funded% with% support% from% the% European% Commission.%This%publication%reflects%the%views%only%of%the%author,% and%the%Commission%cannot%be%held%responsible%for%any%use%which% may%be%made%of%the%information%contained%therein.% %

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Aquapath% project% aims% at% fostering% citizens’% awareness% (children% J tomorrow’s% citizensJ% and% adults)% regarding%water%consumption%in%Europe.% Taking%into%account%populations’%various% backgrounds,%the%objective%is%to%educate% Europeans% at% making% responsible% choices% and% eventually% assist% the% implementation% of% law% directives,% which% will%only%become%effective%when%followed% by%a%real%mindJshift.% %

Seven%partners%from:%France,%Germany,% Italy,%Netherlands,%Portugal,%Spain.%


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MY! PHOTO!

NAME …………………… SURNAME………………… AGE……………………… COUNTRY………………..


1.% WATER FOOTPRINT %

Everything%you%wear,%eat%and%use%has%a%Water% Footprint,%but%what%is%the%Water%Footprint?% %%

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Water!Footprint!is!the!human!appropriation!of! fresh!water!for!our!direct!consumption!and!for! % % producing! goods,! food,! transports! and! everything!else!we!need!in!our!life.!! So,% everybody% has% a% Water% Footprint% based%on%what%we%eat,%we%wear%and%we% use.% Let’s% start% our% trip% to% discover% your% Water%Footprint%and%the%way%of%reducing% it.%


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WATER CYCLE First%of%all%we%need%to%understand% how%water%changes%its%status.% Water%never%stops:%it%is%a%cycle,% the%phases%are%the%following:%%

There%are%3%types%of%Water%Footprint% GREEN%WATER%FOOTPRINT:%is% the%rain%incorporeted%by%plants%or% evaporated.% !

BLUE%WATER%FOOTPRINT:%is%the% consumption%of%fresh%water%of% lakes%and%rivers,%or%the%one%in%the% ground.% %

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GREY%WATER%FOOTPRINT:%is%the% fresh%water%used%to%assimilate%the% pollutants.% %


2.%WATER SUSTAINABILITY

75%# 0,3%#

DIRECT% WATER% FOOTPRINT%

WATER!YOU!DIRECTLY! USE!(for!drinking,! washing!etc)!

INDIRECT% WATER% FOOTPRINT%%

(VIRTUAL)!WATER!USED! TO!PRODUCE!WHAT!YOU! EAT,!wear,!AND!USE!IN! YOUR!DAILY!LIFE!!


WATER SCARCITY AND POLLUTION So,%we%have%a%very%low%quantity%of%fresh%water% available%on%the%planet%and%it%becomes%less% % everyday.%The%reasons%are:%% % THERE!ARE!TOO!MANY! PEOPLE! %%%

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WE!PRODUCE,!CONSUME! AND!WASTE!TOO!MANY! GOODS! WE!POLLUTE!

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WATER POLLUTION Caused!to!produce!the!food!we!eat!and!the!clothes! we!wear!(together!they!pollute!a!lot!),in!chemical! and!heavy!industries.! DANGER:!DON’T!drink!polluted!water,!DON’T!swim! in!it,!DON’T!consume!food!produced!with!polluted! water.!!


3.% FOOD WATER FOOTPRINT Now%we%know%that%everything%we%eat%or% drink%has%a%Water%Footprint%(direct%and% indirect).%%%

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LIFESTYLE WATER FOOTPRINT Also%what%we%wear%or%what%we%use%has%a% Water%Footprint%(direct%and%indirect).%

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5.% TIPS TO REDUCE WATER CONSUME %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

CLOSE!THE!TAP!WHEN!YOU!SOAP! YOURSELF! %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

TRY!TO!AVOID!HAVING!BATH! %

USE!WATERSAVERS! %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

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PREFER!SHOWER!

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TIPS TO REDUCE WATER FOOTPRINT

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CHOOSE&THE&FOOD&YOU&EAT& % AND&DON’T&WASTE&IT& % How&much&water&does&it&take&to& % produce&them?& % Some&practical&suggestions:& % 1!CUP!OF!COFFEE! 1!CUP!OF!TEA! % 140!litres!

30!litres! %%

1!WHOLE!APPLE!

% % 1!GLASS!APPLE!JC!

70!litres!

190!litres! %

1!LT!TAP!WATER!

% 1!LT!BOTTLED!WATER! %

1!litre! 1!WHOLE!ORANGE!

5!litres! % % 1!GLASS!ORANGE!JC!

50!litres!

170!litres! %


6.%KEY WORDS GLOSSARY % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %

WATER#CYCLE:# The%change%and%movement%of%the% Earth’s%water%from%liquid%to%vapor% to%solid.%The%water%cycle%is%solar% powered% % EVAPORATION:# occurs%when%the%sun%heats% water%up%and%it%becomes%vapor% in%the%air%

CONDENSATION# is%the%opposite%of%evaporationY%it% occurs%when%air%cools%and%the% % vapor%collects%into%liquid%form.% % % % % % % % % % %

% PRECIPITATION:# is%condensation%falling%onto%land%in% the%form%of%rain,%sleet,%hail,%snow,% and%mist.%Only%10%%of%water% evaporated%falls%as%precipitation.! % % % %


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FRESH#WATER# Also%called%“sweet%water�.%It%is%the% natural%water%on%the%Earth's% surface,%glaciers,%icebergs,%bogs,% ponds,%lakes,%rivers%and%streams,% and%underground%% !

ACCESSIBLE#WATER# Very%small%quantity%of%fresh%water% usable%by%humans%%(not%iced%or% below%ground)%

WATER#CONSUMPTION# is%the%volume%of%freshwater%used%and% then%evaporated%or%incorporated%into%a% product.%It%is%the%water%that%is%no%longer% available%because%it%has%evaporated,% been%transpired%by%plants,%incorporated% into%products!


7.%PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES Talking#water!# We% prepare% a% cozy% space% with% tables,% some% chairs% and% posters% where% citizens,% children% and% young% people% can% stop% and% leave%their%"footprint"%regarding%the%theme% of% water.%Tools:%pencils,% markers,%colored% paper,%tempera,%watercolors%and%adhesive% tape.%

# The#voice#of#water.%We%invite%passersJby% to% close%their% eyes% and% think%of% the% water% under%whatsoever%form.%Then%we%ask%them% to%find%an%adjective,%a%sound,%a%smell%or%a% place% inextricably% linked% to% water% and% to% draw%or%write%associated%terms%on%a%large% waveJshaped%poster%lying%on%the%ground%or% hung%up%on%a%wall.%

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Acrostics.%

On%

another% poster,% we% ask% passersJby% to% choose% one% of% the% words%they%can%find%

Water# music.% We% fix% with%

on% the% poster% "the%

silicone% on% a% table% some%

voice% of% water",% to%

wine% glasses,% possibly% of%

reJwrite% it% vertically%

different% shapes.% We% fillJin%

and%

to%

each% glass% with% different%

a%

amounts% of% water% and% we%

sentence% by% using%

invite%passersJby%to%wet%the%

words%

beginning%

tip% of% their% finger% and%

with%the%letters%from%

continuously% slide% it% on% the%

columns.%

rim% of% the% glass,% making% a%

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light% pressure.% Different%

then%

! compose%

sounds% will% be% produced% and%it%will%be%possible%to%use% glasses%

as%

musical%

instruments%of%an%orchestra,% like%in%1700%when%a%musical% instrument,% the% soJcalled% harmonic%crystal,%was%made% with%crystal%glasses!


GAMES AND QUIZZES % ! ! ! !

DOT$TO$DOT$

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THE$LABYRINTH$

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8.%AQUATEST

Now%you%are%a%“Aquapath%little%champion”,%so%it’s%time%to% check%out%your%habits%and%see%if%you%improved%your%way% % of%living%and%you%reduced%your%Water%Footprint!% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %

If# you# did# something# properly# you# saved# 3# drops!% Check%the%list!% (use%a%pencil%so%you%can%do%it%again%tomorrow)% %

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9.%AQUA %

After% some% days% that% you%% had% a% good% score% in% % Aquatest,% you% can% start% becoming% an% “AquaProf”!# % % Bring#a#friend#to# Aquapath:%tell% your%parents,%your% % % family,%your%adult%friends%everything%you%know%about% % % Water%Footprint%and%write%here%their%names.% % %

% Now%you%are%responsible%not%only%for%your%consumes% % % but%also%for%theirs!%% % % % % % % % % %

(use%a%pencil%so%you%could%do%it%again%tomorrow)% %

I TOLD WATER FOOTPRINT STORY TO: % % NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….%

NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….% NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….% NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….% NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….% NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….% NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….% NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….% NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….% NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….% NAME……………….SURNAME…………………%SIGNATURE…………...….%

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LEARNING AND PLAYING WITH US! Your European Aquapath Friends


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