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close this bookSpecial Public Works Programmes - SPWP - Community Water Supply - A Community Participation Training Element for SPWP User Beneficiaries (ILO - UNDP, 1987, 100 p.)
close this folderSESSION 5: How Does the Water Get There?
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DISCUSSION OPPORTUNITY

1. Suppose that you have an elderly neighbour or friend who does not understand the water cycle. Draw a diagram in the space provided here (or on the chalkboard) showing how water gets underground, how water “disappears” or evaporates, and how rain gets into clouds and then falls.

Do a role play showing how you would explain the water cycle to your neighbour or friend. Use the diagram you have drawn.

2. Are there surface water sources in your area?

Where are they?

What are they used for?

Do you think they are sources of pure water?

Are there any disadvantages to using them?

Are there any advantages?

3. Are there any underground water sources in your area?

Where are they?

How do you know where they are?

Are they good sources of water all year?

Is the water pure?

Are there advantages to using these underground sources?

What are they?

Are there disadvantages?

What are they?