Youth Water Literacy and Stewardship

With the increasing demand of agriculture, urban growth, and climate change on water quality, effective water management is critical. Before water can be effectively managed we need a solid foundational knowledge of water resources, natural and anthropogenic influences, changing and emerging threats to water, and how local water issues affect world water supply. Evidence suggests that many Americans and many youth lack these foundational components. With water quality and water related issues being a world-wide issue, education of our future leaders is vital. The following initiatives and resources are related to youth water literacy and stewardship.

Initiatives

Youth Water Education Needs Assessment

WaterRocks! Youth Education Summit

Webinars

The Current Webinar #1: Managing Water Supply: Resources for Education, Engagement, and ResearchRegional Resources

The Current Webinar #6: Educating the Next Generation of Water Leaders

The Current Webinar #12: Citizen Water Quality Monitoring

The Current Webinar #15: Systems Approaches in Water and Nutrient Management Education

The Current Webinar #19: Extension Programs for Youth Environmental and STEM Education

Regional Publications

Building Capacity of E.Coli Monitoring

Volunteer Monitoring in Rural and Underserved Communities