National Geographic is developing a strategic approach to freshwater issues with the goal of influencing the way we, as a global community, think about and use freshwater resources. Below is a list of freshwater resources.

Photo: Freshwater lake

Photograph by Jim Webb

Water Advocates

Water Advocates is the first U.S.-based nonprofit organization dedicated solely to increasing American support for worldwide access to safe, affordable, and sustainable supplies of drinking water and adequate sanitation.

www.wateradvocates.org

The Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research

ACEER works to supply teachers around the globe with a wealth of information about rain forests, including the rivers that run through them.

We all play a part in the conservation of tropical forests. Learn as much as you can about the problems of declining tropical forests. Share your knowledge with others and encourage them to become involved.

www.wcupa.edu/aceer/index.asp

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools

The U.S. WASH-in-Schools Initiative is designed to focus Americans’ attention not only on the worldwide need for water, sanitation, and hygiene, but on ways for American institutions and citizens—including U.S. schoolchildren—to join in the effort. WASH—in-Schools programs are being carried out around the world by local governments, UNICEF, and nonprofit organizations.

www.schools.watsan.net

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