Water is essential for all life and human survival. It is necessary for all aspects of our lives including food production and security, domestic activities and sanitation, health, energy, industry, and environmental sustainability. Of all the water on Earth, only about 2.5 percent is freshwater. Rivers are the principal systems by which freshwater is delivered to all of us around the world, yet we are imperiling this precious resource in all sorts of ways.
In its current incarnation, this website focuses on the Yangtze River in China. Through subsequent phases of development, we intend to expand the content to include other important river systems of Asia, as well. To accompany this website’s Yangtze-focused module, we have created a classroom-friendly Teacher’s Guide, Rivers of China: The Yangtze, which contains lesson plans and activity ideas for how to use the website effectively with students.
Interactive website: Rivers of Asia