Water quality and quantity issues change as society changes. They are complex, create controversy, and impact our lives. To address crucial water issues, we need people who think broadly and who understand systems, connections, patterns, and causes.
Education provides one of the best approaches to ensure that young people understand the interdependence of the natural world and human society. The challenge for educators is to create an environmental literacy and ethic in our youth so that they can approach environmental problems responsibly through their lives and actions.
Publications developed by Project WET are designed to help educators inspire in our youth a sense of personal responsibility for the care of the planet we inhabit. Project WET’s Water Literacy Principles serve as the foundation of helping to create a water literate world.
As part of the development of the first Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide, Project WET researched priority areas for water education. The results were distilled into a “conceptual framework” that guided the focus of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide. When Project WET updated the Guide1.0—as it has come to be called—and published the new Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 in 2011, the “conceptual framework” was renamed as Water Literacy Principles.
How Does Water Education Impact the World?
What does the Project WET Foundation do, and why is water education so critical to the future? Find out how Project WET, the world's premiere water education organization, is increasing water literacy and creating the next generation of water stewards.
Project WET provides equal access to water education for all. To learn more about our justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) campaign, visit the Project WET Foundation website.
Project WET: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Campaign
Project WET strives to create an inclusive environment for people of all races, ethnicities, gender identities,
sexual orientations, ages, abilities, religions and socioeconomic statuses. We acknowledge that the pursuit of
justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) is an ongoing process and we hold ourselves accountable for