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Join Us for 2020 Water Week May 3 to May 9



"Water Week is a major annual educational campaign designed to provide public awareness and involvement in water issues, both locally and globally.”


This year during the week of May 3 to May 9, 2020 we will be celebrating the world's most important resource, Water! The Intermountain Section of the American Water Works Association, along with our Water Week Partners, are happy to once again provide libraries throughout Utah and Idaho with materials to help celebrate with us. We hope that libraries use the books we provide to help educate people on the importance and scarcity of our water.  Each year we donate a book to all libraries in Utah and Southeastern Idaho, a Water Week poster as well handouts for the public on conservation and drinking water.  

2019 Water Week Library Packages

This year we are happy to once again provide libraries throughout Utah and Idaho with materials to help you celebrate Water Week with us.  These packages will be mailed in the middle of March and should arrive to you by the first part of April, enough time for you to plan activities around Water Week. Our package of materials includes the following.  You can download many of the items to print on your own.

Water Week 2020 PosterThe poster helps viewers visualize the theme.  The poster is yours to keep and use as part of a display.  Please feel free to keep it on display for as long as you like. 


A Cool Drink of Water.  

An Italian boy sips from a fountain in the town square. A hiker takes a refreshing drink from a mountain stream. Black-robed women in India stride gracefully through a field with brass water jugs balanced on their heads. Whether they squeeze it out of a burlap bag, haul it home from a communal tap, or get it out of their kitchen faucet, people all around the world are unified by their common need for water. Barbara Kerley brings home this point simply and eloquently in this beautiful and educational picture book that combines striking National Geographic photographs with a poetic text to show how people in various cultures use and conserve the world's most vital resource.



The Library Packs will also include 50 Stickers of Wiley the Water Protector.  These can be given out to those that participate in the STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Art, and Math) Program.


Our colorful Water Week 2019 bookmark includes a suggested Book List which includes books for people of all ages.  These books all deal with water in one form or another and are meant to educate the public on the value of water.  You may consider using these books to supplement your programs during the week or use them for as part of a water week display.  Many of these books have been sent to you in past years from the Intermountain Section AWWA.



 Water Week STREAM Lessons and Activities

Libraries will be getting a STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math) passive program to go with the book.  This year’s passive program will consist of several posters that the libraries can post.  The posters will cover topics such as how much water adults and children need to drink to stay properly hydrated, where drinking water comes from, and using urine color to diagnose hydration levels.  Activity sheets such as coloring sheets, hydration tracking sheets as well as tap vs. bottled water will also be provided.  When a patron completes an activity, they can contact the librarian to receive a prize.  The passive program will have something for all ages. STREAM Materials Coming Soon!


“A passive program is great for small or large libraries,” said Monica Hoyt committee member.  “Many libraries struggle with staffing and giving them a passive program allows their patrons to have an engaging activity when they come to the library.”


If you have questions about the STREAM Program, please feel free to contact Monica Hoyt at Central Utah Water Conservancy District (801) 226-7100.

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