Children and youth

Water education should be a significant component of the K-12 curriculum. Although formal education systems are the main focus here, other initiatives will be considered, such as the development of water-related activities in children’s eco-clubs, sports clubs, and explorer groups. IHP will work closely with UNESCO’s Education Sector, as well as with other partner organizations with a mission of enhancing water education in schools. The program will also aim to improve the capacity of teachers and informal educators to better understand water issues at the local, regional and global scales, and to commit to a water ethic. 

Objectives

  • Develop capacity of teachers and informal educators on water issues at the local, regional and global scales.
  • Support and guide the development of improved tools for the teaching of water issues in the K-12 curriculum.
  • Guide and provide technical support to national/regional demonstration projects and the development of prototype materials at national/regional levels in select Member States/regions.
  • Provide technical assistance for the development of interdisciplinary support materials, such as guidelines, briefing papers, and case studies on leading practices in K-12 water education, and curriculum development on water resources, in coordination with other UNESCO Sectors.