Educational Tools


NWNL Educational Tools


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Hydro-Graphics Booklet

Noting the impact info-graphics had during the 2015 State of the Union Address, NWNL decided to adopt this educational strategy. Combining NWNL photographs with scientific data and environmental stewards’ observations, our Hydro-Graphics are free to download and share for educational purposes.

This attractive booklet in PDF form presents 36 Hydro-Graphics drawing attention to the amount of water used to create our food, the importance of water for sanitation and hygiene, watershed stewardship and values, and NWNL’s six case-study watersheds.

Download Hydro-Graphics booklet (PDF, 13.4 MB).

Also see more NWNL Hydro-Graphics in our 14 downloadable sets, and (gift idea!) our set of four Hydro-Graphic coasters and the Hydro-Graphics Booklet in print, both in the NWNL Store.


Ways to Protect Your Water Supply: If Not You – Who?

Threats to our fresh-water resources can seem dismal. But there’s good news: We can each reduce consumption and local water pollution with new practices and habits. Here’s a look at how we use water, and what we can do to use less.

View or download Ways to Protect Your Water Supply.


No Water No Life Watersheds Booklet

This catalogue for NWNL’s traveling photographic exhibits has 14 pages describing values of our freshwater resources, threats they face and solutions considered. The booklet also profiles NWNL’s six case-study watersheds. Published by Puddleduck Press, 2009.

This booklet can be downloaded for educational purposes at no cost. View or download No Water No Life booklet.


“Watershed” Defined

This research and expedition-based approach applies to the world’s longest river or a backyard stream. NWNL recommends this approach to obtaining and sharing data with fellow stakeholders as a way to improve stewardship of our fresh water resources.

View or download “Watershed” Defined.


NWNL Methodology for Investigating and Documenting a Watershed

This research and expedition-based approach applies to the world’s longest river or a backyard stream. NWNL recommends this approach to obtaining and sharing data with fellow stakeholders as a way to improve stewardship of our fresh water resources.

View or download NWNL Methodology.


Wetlands Values and Functions

This one-page summary describes how wetlands provide habitat and food for wildlife, control flooding and recharge the water supply, regulate climate, and provide sustenance and cultural benefits to people.

View or download Wetlands Values and Functions.


Freshwater Wordfind

Use this word puzzle to help build familiarity with twenty-two words related to freshwater sources, conservation problems and solutions.

View or download Freshwater Wordfind.


Quotes about Fresh Water

This two-page collection includes African proverbs on water, quotes on water as a source of inspiration, comments on the power and importance of water, and support for more attention to water conservation.

View or download Quotes about Fresh Water.


Facts about Freshwater Resources

This two-page fact sheet is a collection of fascinating facts about water availability and water usage, and the effects of population increase, pollution, climate change, dams and agriculture.

View or download Fresh Water Resources fact sheet.


Watershed Stewardship

Here’s a one-page sheet of short proverbs for good watershed stewardship, ready to print and use on your bulletin board.

View or download Watershed Stewardship sheet.