A history of showers

A history of showers

Read the history of showers  from the ancient Greeks pouring jugs of cold water over their heads to the modern day digital showers with multi jets and flashing lights.

A history of showers
Take the poo to the loo

Take the poo to the loo

Open defecation is a real problem in loads of countries around the world. We need a giant disco loo to keep those pesky turds off the street and help improve health.  Or, a loo for every household, with or without flashing lights! Check out this great video

Take the poo to the loo
Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad

Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad

Great in-depth article from the Guardian about the bottled water industry.

Spoiler alert: its all about how you brand it…

We say: ‘Tap water needs some high flying ad agency to get onto the case!’

Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad

Matt Damon breaks up with his toilet!

2.4 billion people (one third of the world’s population) do not have access to a decent loo. They either have to share a toilet with many other people or  have no access to a toilet at all and have to poo outside (a practice known as open defecation). Matt Damon is one of a handful of movie stars who is bringing this appalling statistic to wider attention. One way is this really funny video.

Matt Damon breaks up with his toilet!
15 litres of water

15 litres of water

Read about Chloe Whipple’s year of using just 15 litres of water a day (105 litres a week) for everything, including flushing the loo and washing her clothes!

15 litres of water
The story of bottled water

The story of bottled water

Great video about why its nuts to drink bottled water if you live in the US or the UK:

Click here to view the video.

The story of bottled water
The urban water cycles

The urban water cycles

Information about the water cycle, the water treatment and sewage treatment processes.

The urban water cycles
WaterAid videos

WaterAid videos

WaterAid is a charity that works to provide safe water and sanitation for everyone in the world. They produce loads of short vidoes about global water issues: Watch

WaterAid videos
Rip the Drip

Rip the Drip

In the habit of wasting water? You just might change your mind if Rip the Drip popped up every time you did so! Check him out in all his weirdness here: Watch

These are the videos we watch time and time again in the ech2o office!

 

 

Rip the Drip
The water family

The water family

Play this to see how water smart you can get your game family to be: Play

Best for ages 9-13. Sam (aged 13) has played this for the last hour and counting!

She says: ‘I like this game because it tests you on different things you may not know.’

 

The water family
When in Rome poo as the Romans poo - a history of the toilet

When in Rome poo as the Romans poo – a history of the toilet


The History of the Toilet - An Infographic

When in Rome poo as the Romans poo – a history of the toilet

 

 

 

 

Links for secondary school pupils