Resources for Why become a Waterschool


Survey: "Drinking Behavior, Water Quality and Access to Water in the Partner Countries Schools"

The survey describes health data (obesity, overweight, caries) and the situation of drinking behavior of children and adolescents in the project partner countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom).
There is also an overview of quality of drinking water and the availability of clean water in kindergartens and schools.
Survey: "Drinking Behavior, Water Quality and Access to Water in the Partner Countries Schools"
 

The EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020 was launched in February 2014. The overarching goal of this action plan is to contribute to halting the rise in overweight and obesity in children and young people by 2020.
EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020

The European strategy for plastics lays the foundations to a new plastics economy, where the design and production of plastics and plastic products fully respect reuse, repair and recycling needs and more sustainable materials are developed and promoted.
A European strategy for plastics in a circular economy

The concept of  water footprint
The water footprint shows the extent of water use in relation to consumption by people. The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of fresh water used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business. Water use is measured in water volume consumed (evaporated) and/or polluted per unit of time.
The following link and videos explain this concept.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_footprint
What's your water footprint? WWF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_bUzH6T6zU
Water Education TV: Your Water Footprint
https://www.projectwet.org/file/videos/water-education-tv-your-water-footprint-episode-5

Articles about water and health:

1. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "How Much of Your Body Is Water?" ThoughtCo, May. 13, 2019, thoughtco.com/how-much-of-your-body-is-water-609406.
2. Wolfram, Taylor, Water: How Much Do Kids Need? Kids Eat Right.10.8.2018
3. WHO, Regional Office for Europe. The challenge of obesity - quick statistics.
4. Cohut, Maria. Review confirms link between sugary drinks and obesity. MedicalNewsToday, 2.1.2018 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320493.php
5. Shoup, Ellen Mary,  Researchers say water is the best choice for kids, with low-calorie sweetened drinks linked to higher calorie intake. Food-navigator-usa.com, 13.5.2019, https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2019/05/13/Researchers-say-water-is-the-best-drink-choice-for-kids-low-calorie-sweetened-beverages-linked-to-daily-calorie-increase
7. Lobsten, Tim. Reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to reduce the risk of childhood overweight and obesity. WHO, sept.2014.
8. Locke, Hughes. How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body? WebMD. 23.3.2017.
9. The sweet danger of sugar. Harvard Health Publishing. Harvard Medical School. May, 2017. https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/the-sweet-danger-of-sugar
10. Huizen,Jennifer. Can water help you lose weight? Medical News Today. 28.6.2018
11. 4 Reasons Water is the Best Beverage for Your Teeth. Mouth Healthy. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/food-tips/water-best-beverage
12. Why Drinking Water is Good for Oral Health. Children´s Dental Center. 17.1.2018 https://www.dentistjustforkids.com/drinking-water-good-oral-health/
13. Adan, Ana. Cognitive Performance and Dehydration. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 31, No. 2, 71–78 (2012). https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e94e/367d2ec26b735a6aaf9331db327cbc79ad62.pdf
13. a) Popkin.B.M., D´Anci K.E., Rosenberg, I.H. Water, Hydration and Health.Nutrition Reviews. 68(8): 439–458. August, 2011. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908954/
14. Drinking water improves focus, reaction time. Natural Health News.18.11.2018
15. Helmenstine, Anne Marie. Can You Drink Rain Water? ThoughtCo.
16. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "How to Disinfect Rainwater for Drinking." ThoughtCo, Jun. 22, 2018, thoughtco.com/disinfect-rainwater-for-drinking-4087341.
17. Natural Mineral Waters and Spring Water. European Commission. Policies, information and services. https://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/labelling_nutrition/mineral_waters_en
18. Leech, Joe. 7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water. Healthline. June, 2017. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7-health-benefits-of-water
19. Myall, Steve. 20 reasons why water is the best energy drink you can give your body. Mirror. August, 2017.
20. Poitras, Collin. Even Mild Dehydration Can Alter Mood. UConn Today. February, 2012. https://today.uconn.edu/2012/02/even-mild-dehydration-can-alter-mood/#
21. Fletcher, Jenna. Can you drink distilled water safely? Medical News Today. May, 2017. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317698.php
22. McIntosh, James. Fifteen benefits of drinking water. Medical News Today. July, 2018. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290814.php
23. Brown, N. Blue Mind: The Health Benefits of Being by the Water. Fix.com Blog 

24. Water use in Europe — Quantity and quality face big challenges. European Anvironment Agency. August 2018.
25.  Water. EU science hub, The European Commission's science and knowledge service, May, 2019.

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